Journal of
Law and Conflict Resolution

  • Abbreviation: J. Law Conflict. Resolut
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9804
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLCR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 98

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Women, law, and human rights in Cameroon: Progress or status quo?

Victoria M. Time
  • Victoria M. Time
  • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529, U.S.A.
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  •  Received: 10 April 2013
  •  Accepted: 22 November 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2014

Abstract

This paper assesses what progress there is in Cameroon regarding women’s statuses.  Based on a qualitative strategy, the paper examines laws that are in place to address women’s plight in the country.  The paper argues that while progress is being made on some levels, the status quo, that is, female marginalization is still entrenched in other facets. The paper advances recommendations for creating an egalitarian society.

Key words: Women, culture, subjugation, law, progress.