The Social Position of Women in Ghana

Agnes Klingshirn
1973 Law and Politics in Africa, Asia, Latin America  
In order to be able to judge the comparative status of women in Ghana and show the extent of the changes that have taken plane in recent years, I shall briefly sum marize their position in traditional society. A survey demonstrated, that the woman had a secure, clearly defined place in the system of tradition al social re lationships, with unequivocal rights and obligations, a position which provided her with a reliable social orientation. At the same time, however, it became evident that in
more » ... evident that in this traditional system the basic inequality of the women was a self-evident presupposition, which was not questioned and which, therefore, could not become a problem in the traditional social context. From the point of view of a changed socio-cultural world, however, the various dependencies, subjugations, and inequali ties to which the woman in traditional society was, and partly still is, subjected, be come evident.
doi:10.5771/0506-7286-1973-3-289 fatcat:5y6u2sie7nbunho3wl6wreumty