Congolese woman cleans an area of land to start to cultivate crops JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images

非洲女农民的金融平等

内罗毕—放眼世界,#MeToo(我也是)和#TimesUp(时间不多了)等社会运动正在激发关于妇女在日常生活的方方面面所遇到的不平等行为的重要讨论。在一些例子中,这些讨论已经引起妇女的职场、家庭和社会待遇发生了可测的改变

不幸的是,争论的焦点大多集中在西方妇女,或城市妇女。农村妇女,特别是撒哈拉以南非洲的赤贫女农民,无法从最近的性别平等关注中获益。但要想填补非洲的性别差距,非洲妇女所面临的独特障碍必须成为全球对话的一部分。

撒哈拉以南非洲是全世界性别最不平等的地区之一。据联合国开发规划署(UNDP),“认知、态度和历史性性别角色”限制了妇女很难获得医疗和教育,导致家庭责任分配畸形、就业岗位隔离和性暴力。

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