Over the last decades, the world has witnessed a number of seminal accomplishments for women globally, yet stubborn contradictions remain for women in the Global South. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Barnard College hosts a daylong symposium to take stock of women’s rights movements in Africa. What, we ask, are the most urgent challenges that confront women and men involved in African women’s social justice movements? In a series of three panel discussions, distinguished scholars and activists—including Nobel Peace Laureate and Barnard Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice Leymah Gbowee—will address key issues for continental women’s movements, including the role of men in women’s social justice movements, the importance of intergenerational activism, and the stakes of transnational feminist engagements with the continent. Reception will follow.
For more information and to register, visit bcrw.barnard.edu/event/african-womens-rights-and-resilience or call 212.854.2067.