This term-paper is aimed at giving the reader an overview of discrimination conflicts in Africa. It is made up of four chapters that try to give the reader an understanding of what gender discrimination is all about and its effect on the African society.
In Chapter One, it explains what gender discrimination is all about, and then what gender discrimination conflict is. Gender discrimination is a part of historical process. It is not natural or born out of biological determinism. So, another sub-topic which chapter one discusses is the history of gender discrimination.
Africa being the study-base of this research work, Chapter two discusses gender discrimination from an African point of view, telling us how gender discrimination has nearly taken over the African society and in the near future if nothing is done would actually degenerate into a very fatal form of crisis. This chapter shows us clearly why African societies suffer a great deal of gender discrimination incidents on a daily bases taking roots from African culture and religion. Chapter two also gives the reader captivating in
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.0 WHAT IS GENDER DISCRIMINATION
Gender inequality refers to disparity between individuals due to gender. Gender is constructed both socially through social interactions as well as biologically through chromosomes, brain structure, and hormonal differences. Gender systems are often dichotomous and hierarchical; binary gender systems may reflect the inequalities that manifest in numerous dimensions of daily life. Gender inequality stems from distinctions, whether empirically grounded or socially constructed. (On differences between the sexes, see Sex and psychology). Gender inequality is a result of the persistent discrimination of one group of people based upon gender and it manifests itself differently according to race, culture, politics, country, and economic situation. It is furthermore considered a causal factor of violence against...