African Women in Politics

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African Women Front & Centre: Politics, Peacemaking & Movement Building

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | 26 April 2020
Brunei Gallery, SOAS | FREE

This year marks an important set of anniversaries in global feminist history: the 100th anniversary of the United States 19th amendment giving women the right to vote; the 75th anniversary of the United Nations; 25th anniversary of the Beijing women’s conference; and the 20th anniversary of the passage of the United Nations Resolution 1325, on women, peace, and security.

In the spirit of decolonising these past events, Keyet Makonnen, a member of WILPF – Voices of African Women Campaign (VoAW) and the Women’s Officer for the United Nations Association LASER, is hosting a conference to reflect on African women’s participation in international politics, peacemaking, and movement building.

This event will be a satellite event of the SOAS Festival of Ideas and is co-sponsored by the Centre for African Studies at SOAS and the United Nations Association London and South-East chapter (UNA LASER).

The programme seeks to look to the future, including discussions on contemporary politics, global problems, and a look towards a restorative economics.

Refreshments will be provided, and we kindly ask for a donation for the lunch provided (vegan, gluten-free options will be available). There will be access to a prayer room and a room for nursing mothers and children.

Register here

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