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  • La condition des femmes en Inde, Kenya, Soudan et Tunisie
Author
  • Christian Morrisson
  • Silke Friedrich
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  • Le cadre institutionnel d’un pays joue un rôle déterminant pour les femmes qui y vivent. Ce document examine les cas de quatre pays, l’Inde, le Kenya, le Soudan et la Tunisie. Dans chaque étude de cas nous avons analysé le statut des femmes ainsi que les réformes qui ont été réalisées pour l’améliorer. Des comparaisons entre ces quatre pays ont mis en évidence plusieurs obstacles aux changements dans le cadre institutionnel, comme les traditions anciennes, la religion, les intérêts économiques et l’opposition au parlement. Lorsqu’il y a dès le départ des obstacles importants, la marge de manœuvre du gouvernement est réduit, notamment à court terme, parce que les juges, les administrations, les media et les familles luttent souvent pour différer l’application de nouvelles lois. Il existe cependant des exemples de tentatives de réforme qui réussissent. Ces succès sont habituellement imputables à la présence de nombreuses femmes au parlement, au gouvernement et dans la magistrature, à ... The institutional framework of a country plays a determining role in the well-being of the women who live in it. This paper examines the cases of four case countries: India, Kenya, Sudan and Tunisia. In each of these case studies, the status of women has been analysed along with the reforms that have been implemented to improve it. Comparisons between the four countries have brought to light several obstacles to change in the institutional framework such as age-old traditions, religion, economic interests and parliamentary opposition. Where there are important initial obstacles, the government’s room for manoeuvre is limited, particularly in the short-term since magistrates, administrations, media and families often endeavour to postpone the application of new, more inclusive, laws. There are, however, examples of successful reform efforts. These successes are generally attributable to the presence of numerous women in parliament and government and in the legal service, the ...
  • RePEc:oec:devaaa:235-fr
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