– Gender relations should be investigated, not assumed. Policies not corresponding with people´s lives are unlikely to succeed, says former NAI researcher Signe Arnfred.
Signe Arnfred´s book ´Sexuality and Gender Politics in Mozambique` won the Danish KRAKA-award for its contribution to research on gender, culture and kin in Africa.
Her research shows that despite tremendous political changes in Mozambique over the last 50 years – from colonial rule and liberation struggle, through socialist regime and civil war to the contemporary neo-liberal market economy – political views on gender haven´t changed much at all.
– Naturally, the often traumatic transitions are reflected in Mozambican society as a whole. But regarding gender politics there has been more continuity than change, says Signe Arnfred.
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