Gender-based Violence

Teaching Materials

One of the most proactive and engaged areas of feminist and women's activism in African contexts involves gender-based violence. There are diverse layers of this activism - legal advocacy and reform, the establishment of organizations offering support, resources, and education, the establishment of shelters for abused women and children, educational campaigns, movement building, trainings for police and judicial officers, provision of medical resources, marches and demonstrations, research on the links between gender-based violence and many other issues (such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, and conflict).

Across the continent, this activism forms one of the richest resources of experience on what it means to tackle patriarchies, social and economic injustice, and on how to describe and analyse daily realities of brutality, state indifference, and community-based tolerances for particular forms of abuse, usually targeted at women and girls.

For further reading, please go to Feminist Africa, Issue 14, 2010 "Rethinking Gender and Violence" here.
Sexual Cultures : Feminist Africa 5, 2005 will also have articles of use.

Below we have a "Related" section. This is regularly updated with news, resouces and events on gender based violence.

 

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The podcast of Associate Prof Pumla Gqola’s talk last night is now available online. To listen to the podcast, please follow the link below: http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za/departments/agi/podcasts/
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The podcast of Associate Prof Pumla Gqola’s talk last night is now available online. To listen to the podcast, please follow the link below: http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za/departments/agi/podcasts/
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The podcast of Associate Prof Pumla Gqola’s talk last night is now available online. To listen to the podcast, please follow the link below: http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za/departments/agi/podcasts/
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Podcast of public lecture by internationally renowned scholar, Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)
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Listen to the podcast from the Yaba Badoe event... www.humanities.uct.ac.za/departments/agi/podcasts/
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KPFA interview with Amina Mama and Sylvia Tamale on the Africa program hosted by Walter Turner http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/83319 (13 August 2012) KPFA the Bay Area public radio station
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The Head of the African Gender Institute, Associate Professor Jane Bennett was in Dakar, Senegal from the 4th to the 8th of June 2012 where she was teaching with Professor Sylvia Tamale from Makerere University in the CODESRIA Gender Symposium. The theme was African Sexualities.
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The Head of the African Gender Institute, Associate Professor Jane Bennett was in Dakar, Senegal from the 4th to the 8th of June 2012 where she was teaching with Professor Sylvia Tamale from Makerere University in the CODESRIA Gender Symposium. The theme was African Sexualities.
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The Head of the African Gender Institute, Associate Professor Jane Bennett was in Dakar, Senegal from the 4th to the 8th of June 2012 where she was teaching with Professor Sylvia Tamale from Makerere University in the CODESRIA Gender Symposium. The theme was African Sexualities.

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