Gender, peace-building and transitional justice in African contexts - Public Intellectual Dialogues

Seminar ​Presentation: "Thematic Prosecution of International Sex Crimes and Stigmatisation of Victims and Survivors: Two Sides of the same coin? by Benson Olugbuo [6 March 2014/ AXL Seminar Room][FLYER][PODCAST]

On 6 March 2014, the African Gender Institute hosted the above-named seminar by Benson Olugbuo. Olugbuo is a Research Associate and PhD student at the Public Law Department, University of Cape Town. He is also a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and a member of the Council on African Studies, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.

Seminar Presentation: “Gender Justice in Africa and the International Criminal Court: A Failure to Deliver?” by Dr Tim Murithi [19 March 2013/ AXL Seminar Room, UCT] [FLYER]

On 19 March 2013, the African Gender Institute hosted a seminar presentation: “Gender Justice in Africa and the International Criminal Court: A Failure to Deliver?” at which one of its Research Associates, Dr Tim Murithi presented.

Dr Murithi is the Head of Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town. He is also Honorary Research Associate at the African Gender Institute. Dr Murithi has over 18 years of experience in the field of peacebuilding, governance and security in Africa. He has also held posts at Institute for Security Studies, in Addis Ababa; the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom; the Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town; and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also worked as an Adviser to the African Union and UN Development Programme in Sierra Leone. From 1995 to 1998 he taught at the Department for International Relations, Keele University, England, where he also obtained his Ph.D in International Relations. He is on the International Advisory Boards of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, African Journal of Conflict Resolution and the African Peace and Conflict Journal and the journal Peacebuilding. He has authored over 75 journal articles, book chapters and policy papers. He has contributed chapters to Women and Security Governance in Africa (Pambazuka Press, 2011) edited by ‘Funmi Olonisakin and Awino Okech and The Politics of Gender: A Survey (Routledge, 2010) edited by Yoke-Lian Lee. He is the author and editor of six books, including: The Ethics of Peacebuilding (Edinburgh University Press, 2009); and The African Union: Pan-Africanism, Peacebuilding and Development (Ashgate, 2005). He is editor of: The African Union Peace and Security Council: A Five Year Appraisal (ISS, 2012) and Towards a Union Government of Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (ISS, 2008). He is co-editor of: The African Union and its Institutions (Jacana, 2008) and Zimbabwe in Transition: A View from Within (Jacana, 2011).

African Feminists: Talking the Walk: Book Launch Women and Security Governance in Africa (Edited by Dr. Funmi Olonisakin and Awino Okech) - October 2011

On 20 October 2011, Dr. Helen Scanlon, Senior Lecturer at the African Gender Institute and Dr. Tim Murithi, the Head of the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation in Africa programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation presented at the Cape Town launch of the book; Women & Security Governance in Africa . This book was edited by Dr. Dr. Funmi Olonisakin and Awino Okech. [VIEW IMAGES]