African Feminists: Talking the Walk- A programme hosted by the African Gender Institute

Upcoming Events...

The African Gender Institute invites you to a seminar presentation: ‘Wombs in Labour: Paradox of Commercial Surrogacy in India’ by Amrita Pande from the Department of Sociology at UCT.
1pm - 2pm (with light snacks)
AXL Seminar Room, Level 4, Harry Oppenheimer Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Amrita Pande, author of Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India (2014: Columbia University Press) is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology department at University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on the intersection of new technologies and reproductive labor. Her work has appeared in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Gender and Society, Critical Social Policy, International Migration Review, Qualitative Sociology, Feminist Studies, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, PhiloSOPHIA, Reproductive BioMedicine and in numerous edited volumes and newspapers. She is currently involved in various research projects involving gender and migrant workers in Lebanon and South Africa. She is also an educator-performer touring the world-over with a multi-media theatre production, Made in India: Notes from a Baby Farm based on her ethnographic work on surrogacy. 

About the African Feminists: Talking the Walk programme

The African Feminists: Talking the Walk is a programme of the African Gender Institute that started in August 2011. This programme attempts to match people (African Feminists) to their ideas and the debates they engage with in doing their work. In essence the programme tries to respond to a question that is often asked by people; ‘What do African feminists look and sound like?’ In this programme the AGI collaborates with various individuals, organisations and university departments to host a diverse range of events from seminar presentations, book launches, documentary screenings and panel discussions.


Contact People

Selina Mudavanhu
Tel: (+27) 21 650-4202

Hilda Ferguson
Tel: (+27) 21 650-2970

Past Events...

Talking the Walk: Launching the Programme: August 2011268.56 KB
Talking the Walk: Sindiso Mnisi Weeks & Margie Orford: April 2012356.69 KB
Talking the Walk main flyer: August 2012 302.76 KB
Talking the Walk: Sara Longwe: May 2012184.83 KB
Talking the Walk: Book Launch - Women and Security Governance in Africa (October 2011)146.57 KB
Talking the Walk: SWEAT, Gender DynamiX & AGI Conversations: August 2012158.67 KB
Talking the Walk: Case Study: Saartjie Baartman Centre Call to Action Video: August 2012214.42 KB
Talking the Walk: Celebrating 25 years of Agenda292.41 KB
Talking the Walk: 'The Witches of Gambaga'- Documentary Screening & Discussion with Yaba Badoe233.18 KB
Talking the Walk: Prof Jacqueline Rose lecturer: February 2013185.41 KB
Talking the Walk main flyer: February 2013277.75 KB
Talking the Walk: International Women’s Day event - 8 March 2013133.29 KB
Talking the Walk: Celebrating the Gender Equity Unit (University of the Western Cape): 20 years of Activism131.54 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar Presentation: “Gender Justice in Africa and the International Criminal Court: A Failure to Deliver?” 109.35 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar Presentation: Constructions of nationalism on Radio Zimbabwe by Selina Mudavanhu135.89 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar Presentation: “2013 is a bad year for gender struggle’: GBV, South Africa and feministing differently"143.22 KB
Talking the Walk: Cape Town Launch of Shemurenga & Documentary Screening203.61 KB
Talking the Walk: Global Female Condom Day Event132.88 KB
Talking the Walk: Evening of poetry, film and dialogue215.44 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar Presentation by Benson Olugbuo184.89 KB
Talking the Walk events- First semester 2014453.09 KB
Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty in conversation with a panel of SA feminist practitioners and academics428.27 KB
Talking the Walk: Exam Stress: Safety, Sex and Pleasure228.67 KB
Talking the Walk: Professor Gabeba Baderoon speaks on her latest book, Regarding Muslims: from slavery to post-apartheid165.29 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar presentation by Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo170.59 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar presentation by Professor Rashida Manjoo165.82 KB
Talking the Walk: Seminar presentation by Amrita Pande139.04 KB