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On Their Shoulders: Women’s Resilience in the Face of Violence

07 December 2011
12:15 - 14:00

Date :

07 December 2011

Time :

12:15 – 14:00

Presenters :

Dr Zethu Matebeni, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town


This presentation focuses and reflects on the ways in which women’s activism, in the face of violence, public humiliation and torture, has paved the ways for the realisation of access to rights and justice in the courts, the streets and the domestic sphere. The presentation, based on personal encounters with three very brave women in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Western Cape, considers what is at stake when we explode the view on women’s resilience. 


Dr Zethu is a Research Officer at the Institute for humanities in Africa (HUMA) at UCT. She has held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wits University where she also obtained her PhD. Zethu’s research interests includes Sexuality, Gender, Race, HIV and AIDS and Popular Culture. She is the co-director of the documentary film, Breaking Out of the Box as well as the co-curator of the exhibition TRACKS: Sexuality in the City, ongoing projects addressing the intersectionalities of race, sexuality, gender and politics in South Africa.  

The audio presentation for the seminar is available for download

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