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Podcast of Associate Prof Pumla Gqola’s talk now available online

30 April, 2013 - 13:14
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/
 

Podcast of public lecture by Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)

25 February, 2013 - 14:49
Podcast of public lecture by internationally renowned scholar, Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)
 

KPFA interview with Amina Mama and Sylvia Tamale on the Africa program hosted by Walter Turner

20 August, 2012 - 15:23
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
 

Part 2 - Professor Sylvia Tamale teaching at the CODESRIA 2012 Gender Symposium

18 June, 2012 - 15:53
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.
 

Part 3 - A/Prof Jane Bennett teaching at the CODESRIA 2012 Gender Symposium

18 June, 2012 - 15:27
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.
 

Part 2 - A/Prof Jane Bennett teaching at the CODESRIA 2012 Gender Symposium

12 June, 2012 - 10:27
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.
 

Part 1 - A/Prof Jane Bennett teaching at the CODESRIA 2012 Gender Symposium

12 June, 2012 - 09:48
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 and the specific objectives of the 2012 edition of the Gender Symposium were: •To critically review the legal and judicial constructions of sexuality and identify how it interacts with gender and other power structures ; •To deepen the understanding of gender policy and sexual diversity within the universality of human rights, legal pluralism and cultural relativism; •To make a gendered analysis of African responses to the AIDS pandemic. At the end of the symposium, participants were expected to have acquired analytical tools that would enable them to critically analyse the legal standards and concepts that are apparently universal and objective, neutral in terms of gender. They were also expected to be able to perceive and understand the subtle ways in which law, culture and society have always perpetuated gender discriminations.
 

'The Zombie Gender Apocalypse' - A claymation by Gender Studies Honours student, Christel Antonites

8 June, 2012 - 10:07
'The Zombie Gender Apocalypse' is a claymation that was created by Gender Studies Honours Student, Christel Antonites as part of the Young Women’s Leadership (YWL) project. The YWL project is an action research project that was convened by the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) between April 2010 and April 2012 and was funded by the Ford Foundation. The project team was made up of UCT students and lecturers/researchers. The YWL project was part of a broader Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights project which focused on institutions of higher education in the SADC region and aimed at strengthening research and action which involves the lives and empowerment of young women.
 

Saartjie Baartman Centre - more support needed

5 June, 2012 - 14:47
After the call to action to help the Saartjie Baartman Centre that was facing imminent closure due to lack of funding, the response from the community has been tremendous. The Centre has been inundated with calls from people who want to donate in cash and in kind. MEC Albert Fritz, Minister in the Department of Social Development also responded to the call to action and promised to give the Centre an additional R250, 000.00.
 

Legal Voice: Feminist Activism from the body up

8 May, 2012 - 13:32
Feminist activist and thinker, Sara Longwe on Thursday 3 May 2012 gave a talk on “Legal Voice: feminist activism from the body up.” Longwe’s talk which took place at All Africa House, Middle Campus (UCT) is part of the AGI’s African Feminists: Talking the Walk programme. Sara Longwe is one of the exciting feminist activists, thinkers and rebellious women of the continent; she was the chair of the African Women’s Development and Communications Network, and the backbone of several legally-oriented challenges to the state, which resulted in critical shifts to women’s status in Zambia and elsewhere. She will speak about some of her personal experiences of tackling legal activism. Copies of Feminist Africa 15 (2011), in which she has a feature piece will be available.
 

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!

4 May, 2012 - 12:22
In May, 2012, the Centre is facing imminent closure due to a lack of funding. Like other NGOs, the Centre has been resourced through a network of government support, international donors, and local individual and corporate donors. And like other NGOs, in the current climate of economic challenge and in-province political complexities, the Centre’s fundraising efforts have become more and more difficult. But the Saartjie Baartman Centre belongs to Cape Town, and general explanations for its struggles are not good enough. After 13 years of service to thousands of abused women and children, the Centre’s May birthday celebrations hang in the balance as more than 18 women and children get turned away from the emergency shelter. The Centre has already been forced to close their Worcester shelter, Eerste Begin, because the Cape Winelands Municipality withdrew their support from the project.
 

Presentation by Dr Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, UCT. 'Debates on the Traditional Courts Bill,’ - 11 April 2012

12 April, 2012 - 13:53
The African Gender Institute’s, African Feminists: Talking the Walk programme resumed on Wednesday the 11th of April 2012 with a presentation titled, ‘Debates on the Traditional Courts Bill,’ by Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Senior Researcher at the Law, Race and Gender Research Unit at UCT. Listen to podcast.
 

Ban Ki-moon: The Time Has Come. REMIX!‬

26 March, 2012 - 14:48
On March 7, 2012, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a historic speech asking countries around the world to decriminalize same sex relationships, and end discrimination of LGBT people. The response at the UN? A handful of delegates stormed out of the meeting in protest. Watch this remixed version of Ban Ki-moon's speech. Watch video.
 

Presentation by Yaliwe Clarke (Lecturer, AGI) to mark National Women's Day - 18 August 2011 - Remembering (unsung) Sheroes: A Critical Reflection of Womanhood and Citizenship

17 January, 2012 - 15:50
Yaliwe Clarke was invited by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) Transformation Committee at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to their Woman's Day talk held on the 18th August 2011. The title of Yaliwe's paper was "Remembering (unsung) Sheroes: A Critical Reflection of Womanhood and Citizenship." In her presentation, Yaliwe first showed a short documentary of how South African women organised and protested against the Apartheid administration before and after the 9 August 1956 march to Pretoria’s Union Buildings. She then highlighted several points emanating from the documentary. Yaliwe mentioned that one point that is often forgotten when the story of the march to the Union Buildings is told today is how women’s organising was not only confined to the 9th of August. “When you see this [the documentary] there was such a build up and it continued after 1956…and [the consistent organising by the women] continued for 50 years.” Also at the talk was poetess Bulelwa Basse who recited a poem titled, A woman’s journey.
 

Interview with Rirhandu Mageza Barthel (Cape Town, June 2011)

17 January, 2012 - 15:06
This interview was with Rirhandu Mageza Barthel on her contribution to the forthcoming ICTJ publication: 'Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective.' The editors of this publication are; Dr. Helen Scanlon (African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town) Prof. Sheila Meintjes (Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand) Kelli Muddell (Acting Director of the Gender Justice Programme, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).
 

Interview with Lorena Balardini (Cape Town, June 2011)

17 January, 2012 - 14:44
This interview was with Lorena Balardini on her contribution to the forthcoming ICTJ publication: 'Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective.' The editors of this publication are; Dr. Helen Scanlon (African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town) Prof. Sheila Meintjes (Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand) Kelli Muddell (Acting Director of the Gender Justice Programme, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).
 

Lecture by Prof Patricia Mcfadden - October 2011

12 January, 2012 - 09:46
Resisting the Neo-colonial/Neo-liberal Collusion: Reclaiming our lives, our futures Professor Patricia Mcfadden is the newly appointed Extraordinary Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape. Editor of the Southern African feminist journal SAFERE, for several years Mcfadden has played a pivotal role in several continental scholarly networks, and has been a leading activist and feminist scholar in the African region. The holder of several distinguished and visiting fellowships at universities in the United States, including the Cosby Chair at Spelman University, Mcfadden works on the feminism, sexuality, political economy, global politics and gender and the state.
 

Lecture by Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima (ILRIG) - 16 August 2011 - Gender & Development course (AGI2001S)

12 December, 2011 - 16:00
Nandi is a Researcher and Education Officer at the International Labour and Information Group (ILRIG), where she has written position papers, research papers and articles on the issues of gender, patriarchy, globalization, local government, empowerment and women in Trade Unions. She worked for the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration where she processed cases and managed a satellite office and the office of the senior commissioner. Her work with the Women on Farms Project involved responding to complaints of human rights violations and responding to the socio-economic issues affecting farm dwellers, advocacy for law reform to protect and restore the dignity of farm workers.
 

Yaliwe Clarke reflects on the project she convened (2009- 2010) - 30 August 2011

12 December, 2011 - 15:48
This research and capacity building project that Yaliwe speaks about in this podcast involved women activists confronting militarism and conflict in Eastern and Southern Africa. The project was primarily about developing new analytic voices around the meaning of ‘gendered security’ for women in diverse settings (slums, refugee settlements, migrant routes, conflict zones, and peacekeeping initiatives). The project did this by working with 15 of women peace activists from the two sub-regions. Through a combination of research and training workshops as well as one-to-one interaction between AGI and women peace activists, the project strengthened organisational capacities to respond to situations of extreme insecurity. In 2009, AGI partnered with Isis-WICCE, a leading Ugandan based NGO that has for the last 13 years documented women’s experiences of armed conflict in 15 African countries. Although the project formally ended in December of 2010, the women peace activists continue to have conversations regarding their work through a listserve they called 'Write Peace.' Yaliwe Clarke, the Convenor of the project continues to work with the Ugandan based Isis-WICCE as a member of their board.
 

Book launch by Prof Sylvia Tamale - 11 October 2011

12 December, 2011 - 15:38
The African Gender Institute & the Women and Gender Studies programme of the University of the Western Cape successfully co-hosted two events on the 11th and 12th of October 2011 at which renowned Ugandan Feminist Lawyer, Academic and Activist, Professor Sylvia Tamale was a presenter.
 

Seminar presentation by Prof Sylvia Tamale - 12 October 2011

12 December, 2011 - 15:12
The African Gender Institute & the Women and Gender Studies programme of the University of the Western Cape successfully co-hosted two events on the 11th and 12th of October 2011 at which renowned Ugandan Feminist Lawyer, Academic and Activist, Professor Sylvia Tamale was a presenter.
 

Seminar presentations by Irma Maharaj, Sally Shackleton, Jennifer Radloff & Selina Mudavanhu

12 December, 2011 - 14:43
The African Gender Institute and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBWC) on Wednesday the 14th of September 2011 co-hosted a seminar titled 'e-Technologies: Digital Activism' at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (Klipfontein Road, Manenberg). This unique seminar brought together women's rights activists located in different spaces (non-governmental organisations and a university department) but whose commitment is women's rights and social justice.
 

Interview with Francesca Varda (Cape Town, June 2011)

29 November, 2011 - 15:28
This interview was with Francesca Varda on her contribution to the forthcoming ICTJ publication: 'Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective.' The editors of this publication are; Dr. Helen Scanlon (African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town) Prof. Sheila Meintjes (Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand) Kelli Muddell (Acting Director of the Gender Justice Programme, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).
 

Interview with Kelli Muddell (Cape Town, June 2011 )

29 November, 2011 - 15:26
This interview was with Kelli Muddell (a Gender Specialist with the International Centre for Transitional Justice) on her contribution to the forthcoming ICTJ publication: 'Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective.' The editors of this publication are; Dr. Helen Scanlon (African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town) Prof. Sheila Meintjes (Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand) Kelli Muddell (Acting Director of the Gender Justice Programme, International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).
 
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