Gender and Reconstruction in Eritrea


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This study examines gender relations in a new state, Eritrea, that gained independence from Ethiopia after three decades of war. The nationalist Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) expressed commitment to women's emancipation and other progressive ideas during the struggle for independence; the study examined the situation of women after independence when the EPLF formed the government. Research involved collecting stories from ex-female fighters, female students, civilians, and officials. The study is in the final stage, in which a book manuscript is being revised.

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