Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


CODESRIA Annual Gender Symposium titled: Women’s Struggles Today.

Number of visits: 658

Cairo 9–11 May 2016

What are the new challenges confronted by the struggles of the African woman by the current trajectory of the African States which can be described as “ambiguous adventure” of democracy (the Arab Spring, constitutional changes, empty political debate and fragmentation of the political space)? To what extent does the observed security drift, both at global and local levels, and the exacerbation of violence it generates impact on the struggle of African women today? How do women build spaces for contesting and for influencing public policies for greater recognition of their rights and liberties? This important meeting shall provide an opportunity to also question the female leadership personalities emerging today on the continent, the new types of women’s organizations and the features of the women’s social movement in the current context. Other highlights will include new issues in the women’s struggle agenda and how women’s ways of doing things are impacted by the social networks and other ITCs. What have been the responses of the States and other segments of society? These issues and others not listed here shall be at the heart of the debates for the 2016 edition of the CODESRIA Annual Gender Symposium.




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