In whose favour is affirmative action? 

It is common for efforts in affirmative action to be directed only at females, because they have for long been disadvantaged by the patriarchal structures in our society. But is gender equality about girls and women? Or is it about both females and males? SOLOMON MWIJE writes The promotion of girl-child education gained momentum in the 1980s and ‘90s when strategies were designed to increase the number of girls joining and staying in school up to higher levels of education. However, this has not prospered without great hiccups. Even with…

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