Multimedia - Video

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.
 

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.
 

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).
 

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).