Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-223) and index.
Women in African parliaments : a continental shift? / Gretchen Bauer and Hannah E. Britton -- Mozambique : empowering women through family law / Jennifer Leigh Disney -- South Africa : mainstreaming gender in a new democracy / Hannah E. Britton -- Namibia : losing ground without mandatory quotas / Gretchen Bauer -- Uganda : agents of change for women's advancement? / Aili Mari Tripp -- Rwanda : achieving equality or serving an authoritarian state? / Timothy Longman -- Senegal : contending with religious constraints / Lucy Creevey -- The virtuous circle of representation : women in African parliaments / Shireen Hassim -- Appendix : interviews with four African women parliamentarians.