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

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. The presenters were; Irma Maharaj (Researcher at the SBWC), Sally Shackleton (Director, SWEAT), Jennifer Radloff and Selina Mudavanhu (African Gender Institute, UCT). The particular focus of this seminar was Digital Story Telling and how it has been used by activists and the particular people who have told their stories to interrogate and deepen their understanding of their experiences and assumptions about the world they live in and work in and also about themselves. Digital Story Telling enables people to tell their stories in their own words.