Title
Post-conflict women's movements in turmoil : the challenges of success in Liberia in the 2005-aftermath Post-conflict women's movements in turmoil : the challenges of success in Liberia in the 2005-aftermath
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Cambridge ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Journal of modern African studies. - Cambridge, 1963, currens
Volume/pages
54(2016) :2 , p. 293-316
ISSN
0022-278X
ISI
000378173800005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In Liberia, women's advocacy has been crucial in bringing peace after.. years of conflict as well as in electing Africa's first female president. While the accomplishments of the women's movement have been widely praised, some authors have suggested that the once vibrant movement is crumbling. In this article we claim that one of the most important challenges for the Liberian women's movement comes precisely from its internationally proclaimed success, provoking four related outcomes: First, different women's organisations compete for the credit of the success story; second, the national government has tried to appropriate the movement and integrate it into governmental structures; third, the relationship between the movement and its international partners has evolved towards mutual disappointment due to a lack of sustainable funding and unmet expectations; and fourth, the movement seems stuck in the peacemaker label and unable to redefine itself to engage in new battles as international aid diminishes.
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