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Improving the Political Prospects of Women in Malawi by Promoting Gender Equality: A minor field study in Mpasa Village in Malawi 2013
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the gender equality in Mpasa Community in Malawi by measuring the access to work, education, health, and political empowerment as measurements. An investigation of how the pre-colonial social structure, based on matriarchy, will determine to what extent the cultural factors affects gender equality. This thesis is based on observations made possible through a minor field study scholarship financed by SIDA in 2013. Previous research and theories are used as framework for the thesis. The Malawian Parliament, consisting of mainly men, passing a gender equality bill hoping to empower women and increase female political representation is evidence of willingness to improve the current living situation of women and girls.

It turns out the degree of gender equality is high for such an underdeveloped country as Malawi and the cultural factors do have a big impact on the political development. Inequality does occur in the field of political participation investigated at chief level in the district and matriarchy seems to be the underlying social structure that sets the norms and rules. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Minor field study, Malawi, Political Empowerment, Gender Equality
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Social Sciences Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39627OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-39627DiVA: diva2:784986
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Political Science
Educational program
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-01 Last updated: 2015-02-02Bibliographically approved

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