skip to content

Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


New journal publication by Dr Burgess describes the dominant gender identity of Ethiopian women and the changes to Ethiopian politics and women’s place within them.


It discusses how the shift to democratic politics opened new spaces for women’s civil society activism. However, more recent political moves towards greater repression of civil society have closed the space for women’s political activism, leaving the future of women’s public role in question. 

Burgess, Gemma (2013). A Hidden History: Women's Activism in Ethiopia. Journal of International Women's Studies, 14(3), 96-107