Africa Publications, March 2011

4 04 2011

A list of recent reports on Africa that were highlighted in the March issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Challenges faced by women in Civil Society in Africa
http://www.civicus.org/images/stories/civicus/Challenges_Faced_by_Women_in_Civil_Society_in_Africa.pdf
The report’s conclusion argues that while advancements have been made in acknowledging the role and rights of women in recent years, there remain deeply rooted cultural, religious and patriarchal perceptions that continue to inhibit the work of women human rights defenders across the continent. Source: CIVICUS.

Côte d’Ivoire: Is War the Only Option?
http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/africa/west-africa/cote-divoire/171-cote-divoire-is-war-the-only-option.aspx
Côte d’Ivoire is on the verge of a new civil war. This tragedy can only be avoided if Africans and the wider international community stand firm behind the democratically elected president, Alassane Ouattara, and he launches an initiative for reconciliation and a transitional government of national unity. Source: International Crisis Group.

International Law and the Right to Nationality in Sudan
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/justice/articles_publications/publications/sudan-nationality-20110218
In the aftermath of the referendums on the status of South Sudan and Abyei, questions surrounding nationality and citizenship loom especially large in Sudan. This report, published by the Open Society Foundations, weighs in on the debate and offers specific recommendations on the criteria that should be used to determine citizenship in the new entities. Source: Open Society Foundations.

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.

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