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Exploring alternative approaches for managing electoral injustice in Africa

Author: Ajayi, K.
Publication date: 2010, ISS Paper 214

This study addresses the issue of electoral justice and succession crises in Nigeria and Kenya. It looks the role of womens movements and the naked breast protests, and investigates the possibility of converting these strategies to regional tools for achieving electoral justice, peace and political stability.

The overall message of this paper is that achieving peace should not be gendered, but rather that both men and women should be able to pressurise and influence African leaders to embark on a regime of democratic good governance which promotes justice, and abhors politics and electoral situations that can precipitate and cause violent conflicts in the African region.