Eritrea: Starting from Scratch

Authors

  • Dan Connell

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-047-04-1995-08_4

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History

Abstract

Shortly after Eritrea's thirty-year war for independence from Ethiopia ended, men in many villages and towns formed secret committees to block women from peacetime distribution of land. "The men were rushing to divide the good land for housing and for agriculture before we established our rights," says Askalu Menkarios, who heads the 200,000 member National Union of Eritrean Women.

Published

1995-09-04

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