Seminar presentation by Susan Holland-Muter & Dr. Tanja Bosch

The AGI’s programme of events, African Feminists: Talking the Walk kicked off on August the 24th with a seminar on 'The politics of young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.' The presenters were Dr. Tanja Bosch, Lecturer and Researcher at UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies and Susan Holland- Muter, Project Convenor at the African Gender Institute. Opening the seminar, AGI Head of Department, Associate Professor Jane Bennett explained that the seminar was based on experiences of doing action research in one of AGI's projects- the Young Women's Leadership project (YWL). She also highlighted that the YWL project has a specific focus on institutions of higher education in the SADC region and seeks to strengthen research and action which involves the lives and empowerment of young women. The first phase of the project (April, 2010 – March, 2011) was implemented by project partners from the Universities of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, as well as from South Africa's Universities of Cape Town and the Witwatersrand. Associate Professor Jane Bennett said the seminar presentation was specific to experiences of the University of Cape Town team.