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Title:The Work and Activism of Women in East Africa and its Relevance for Implementing Safe Water and Sanitation Strategies
Author(s):Jenkins, Arianna M.
Contributor(s):Zerai, Assata
Africana Feminism
Sub-Saharan Africa
Environmental Sustainability
Abstract:In this poster, we explore the current political, environmental and socioeconomic state of Sub-Saharan Africa from an African feminist sociological perspective. Neocolonial relations, ethnicity, class, gender, globalization and other dimensions of oppression intersect upon the accomplishment of analyzing environmental sustainability and its affects on maternal and child health in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our goal is to unveil the inequities and uneven distributions of resources that partake in the lives of women and girls, who are the main providers of water in their households. We examine shortfalls of the current sociological state in these countries to later, utilize the opinions from women in this area in the creation of safe water and sanitation technologies and gender equality rights that do not add to existing inequities. On the basis of Africana feminist framework, we argue that early childhood morbidity and maternal health cannot be fully analyzed without women's perspectives in East Africa. This works elicits results that give rise to useful policy recommendation that may inform future discussions and movements towards safe water and sanitation.
Issue Date:2015-05
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Arianna M. Jenkins
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-07

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