Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 15:30

The University of Cape Town: Women Crossing the Line

Staff members from the African Gender Institute and the Centre for Film and Media Studies and five gender students formed the action research team calling itself Women Crossing the Line. The focus of the action research project was to build young women’s leadership and social organization to confront sexual, raced and gendered inequalities within the university.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 15:30

The University of the Witwatersrand: A university we can call our own?

Counting on the participation of two staff members from the Psychology Department and five students in the first phase, and joined by an additional staff member from the Psychology Department and a four different students in the second phase, the Wits action research project team has focused on exploring young women’s experiences of student life and the university campus through the lens of inclusion and exclusion.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 15:30

The University of Zimbabwe: women students’ accommodation as a sexual and reproductive health and rights issue

Two staff members from the departments of Development Studies and Political Science and a group of ten students make up the core action research team at the University of Zimbabwe. The team held a public event in May 2011 to present the issues surfaced during the research, which was attended by more than 90 students, representatives of government ministries and local women’s organizations.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 14:15

The University of Namibia: Thumbs down to gender based violence

The University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Action Research Project (ART), comprised of two lecturers from the Department of Sociology and a core team of ten women students, is focused on gender based violence and sexual harassment.

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 10:45

'Dirty Laundry' event

The AGI will be at the 'Dirty Laundry' event at Saartjie Baartman Women's Centre on the 9th of December 2011. The AGI will be planting a tree (donated by Platbos) in honour of Wangari Maathai and all the women who have fought for a world without violence.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:30

Transgender Research to Action: Meaningful Curricula and Services

Gender DynamiX and the AGI to co-host a conversation on Transgender Research to Action: Meaningful Curricular and Services

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 15:00

AGI staff member, Susan Holland-Muter attends IASSCS conference

Susan Holland- Muter, Convenor of AGI project; 'Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - YWL' project attended a conference of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) from 6- 9 July 2011.


Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective

Dr Helen Scanlon of the African Gender Institute will together with Professor Sheila Meintjes of the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand and Kelli Muddell, the Acting Director of the Gender Justice Programme at International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) host in Cape Town a two day meeting to discuss issues related to the forthcoming book they are co-editing titled, 'Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective.' The meeting will take place on the 24th and 25th June 2011 and among the people attending are some of the authors who are making contributions to the publication.


Yaliwe Clarke attends international conference and policy dialogue

Yaliwe Clarke, Lecturer at the AGI was on the 22nd of June 2011 a speaker at an international conference and policy dialogue on 'Promoting Women's Participation in Post-Conflict Reconstruction' held in Paris, France. This conference was organised by the Université de Paris 8- CRESPPA-GTM in collaboration with UNESCO. Yaliwe spoke on the mobilisation of women in post‐conflict situations specifically addressing the question: How can women mobilise and work with governments and international organisations to promote the participation of women in processes of post-conflict reconstruction?

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 14:45

Yaliwe Clarke interviewed on Netherlands radio

Yaliwe Clarke spoke on Netherlands Radio on the role of the late Albertina Sisulu in the liberation struggle in South Africa and her contribution to gender justice. LISTEN to the podcast of the interview with Yaliwe.



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