Democracy's Shadows: Sexual Rights and Gender Politics in the Rape Trial of Jacob Zuma

Citation:

Hassim, Shireen. 2009. “Democracy's Shadows: Sexual Rights and Gender Politics in the Rape Trial of Jacob Zumba.” African Studies 68 (1): 57-77.

Author: Shireen Hassim

Abstract:

This article examines the implications of the trial of Jacob Zuma, current president of the ANC, for sexual and gender politics in South Africa. The article argues that a central, contested issue in public debates on the trial was the relationship between public and private spheres in society.

Keywords: Zuma, sexual rights, culture, gender equality

Topics: Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Governance, Justice, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Sexual Violence, Rape Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: South Africa

Year: 2009

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