Gendered (In)securities in Eastern Africa

Research seminar

Theme: Gendered (In)securities in Eastern Africa

Venue: FGG 201, UFS Bloemfontein Campus, Centre for Gender and Africa Studies, University of the Free State, South Africa.

Time: 31 July, 12:00-14:00

This seminar is open for all, no entrance fee.

 

As the 20 years of the resolution 1325 on ‘Women, peace and security’ is approaching the seminar aims at putting a spotlight on the gendered (in)securities in Eastern Africa – more specifically Rwanda and Uganda.

The seminar debates which gendered (in)securities can be identified in these two contexts. And what have been the responses to address these by actors working on ‘Women, peace and security’. The seminar also debates the insights from African Feminism and post colonialism and their relevance for research on gender and conflict and peacebuilding in the region to challenge existing knowledge and practices and to look into how these insights can be incorporated in future work on ‘Women, peace and security’ post 2020.

The titles of the presentations are:

  • ‘Re-imagining Subversion: Agency and Women’s Peace Activism in Northern Uganda’, Yaliwe Clarke, Director and Lecturer in Gender Studies, African Gender Institute, School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • ‘Temporality and the discursive dynamics of the Rwanda National Action Plans (NAPS) on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ from 2009 & 2018’, Heidi Hudson, Professor and Dean Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, South Africa & Diana H. Madsen, Senior Gender Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala Sweden & Research Fellow, Office of the Dean, Faculty of the Humanities,  University of the Free State, South Africa.
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