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WOMEN AS CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: confronting inequalities since 1994

07 August 2014
10:00 - 12:00


Keynote speaker: Prof Diane Cooper (University of Cape Town)

Date:  Thursday, 7 August     Time: 10:00  – 12:00

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

Critical conversations on the state of democracy in South Africa, 20 years since 1994, have already begun, closely reflecting on the extent and nature of progress made, and shortcomings expressed in persistent inequalities and poverty. This seminar will contribute to this national conversation by bringing together gender and feminist perspectives on critical inequalities as they impact on women.

In celebrating National Women’s Day in the 20th year of democracy the seminar offers the opportunity to reflect, take stock, and ask further questions about achievements, progress and the current gaps related to gender equality.

This seminar focuses on:

  • the meaning and relevance of a National Women’s Day
  • sharing insights from a study on Women and Civil Society Initiatives and the launching of South African Women as champions of change: A Civil Society Programme of Action for the African Women’s Decade (HSRC Press, 2014)
  • providing new perspectives on inequalities in women’s health

Bridgette Prince (HSRC)          
Prof. Rozena Maart (UKZN)     
Prof. Vasu Reddy (HSRC)
Prof. Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu (HSRC)      
Dr Nthabiseng Motsemme (UKZN)
Dr Selma Karuaihe (HSRC)

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban

RSVP by 4 August:

Cape Town: Ray Adams (021) 466 7936,  12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400,   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811,  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria