Are political parties serious about gender equality and women"s rights?
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Are political parties serious about gender equality and women"s rights? a gender audit of political parties in Zimbabwe by Janah Ncube

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Published by Women in Politics Support Unit in Harare .
Written in English


  • Sex discrimination,
  • Women in Politics Support Unit (Zimbabwe),
  • Equality,
  • Women"s rights,
  • Congresses,
  • Periodicals,
  • Political activity,
  • Women

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LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 48 p. ;
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24915285M
LC Control Number2010307605

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