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IDS Bulletin 37.5

Sexuality and Women’s Sexual Rights in the Gambia

Published on 1 October 2006

Why do sexual rights and women’s sexual rights in particular attract such controversy, especially in the African context? In all societies, women’s sexuality is socially and politically constructed, and in many it is also shrouded in secrecy, not subject to the light of public debate.

In the Gambia, these two facts combine to cast the notion of sexual rights as a foreign import, designed to undermine culture, tradition and dignity

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IDS Bulletin 37.5

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Isatou Touray

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journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 37, issue 5
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2006.tb00306.x
language
English

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Gambia

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