Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Charles F. Hanna
Mary F. Antolini
collective action, Societal discontent
The emergence of the Women's Forum during the 1990's in Sierra Leone is analyzed using the political process model proposed by Douglas McAdam. The strength of the indigenous organizations, the political opportunities presented by the civil strife of the period and the emergence of insurgency consciousness on the part of the women of Sierra Leone were identified as significant in contributing to the success of the movement in bringing an end to the civil war and influencing the peace process to address women's issues, indicating the usefulness of this model in analyzing the emergence of social movements in the Sierra Leonean context.
Farma, A. (2004). A Historical Study of the Emergence of Social Movements: Case Study of the Sierra Leone Women's Forum in the 1990s (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/530