Power and rights in the community: paralegals as leaders in women's legal empowerment in Tanzania

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Dancer, Helen;

What can an analysis of power in local communities contribute to debates on women’s legal empowerment and the role of paralegals in Africa? Drawing upon theories of power and rights, and research on legal empowerment in African plural legal systems, this article explore... View more
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