Research Week 2019: 2nd Annual Conference on the Status of African Women

October 23, 7:59 am

The African Women’s Studies Centre (AWSC) of the University of Nairobi will hold a conference with the theme: “ African Women’s Journey: Taking Stock.”

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars involved in research on areas such as; gender issues, policy and practice, women’s socio-economic empowerment; women, politics, leadership and governance as well as documenting and preserving African women’s knowledge and experiences. This conference will provide an opportunity for networking among scholars from various backgrounds and enable participants to share practical solutions for achieving gender equality both at local, national and regional levels in order to achieve the gender equality and equity.

In this connection the AWSC invites abstracts from interested scholars on the following thematic areas:

  1. Women and politics - representation; women & political parties; election violence
  2. Women and Socio-economic empowerment - Education, Culture change, Agriculture, Food security, Entrepreneurship
  3. Women and health - Maternal health care, African Women and Sexuality, Universal health care,
  4. Legal systems and women’s empowerment - The constitution, Legal frameworks, African legal systems,
  5. Women and environment - Climate change, Environmental health, Soil, air, and water pollution, Eco-feminism, Role of indigenous knowledge
  6. Women and technology - Women and ICT,  Food  and technology, Technology and health

Event contact information

University of Nairobi Towers
University of Nairobi Towers - Nairobi

  • Dr. Grace B. Nyamongo, Conference Chairperson, Email;
  • Dr. Marygorety Akinyi, African Women’s Studies Centre:
  • Mr. Reuben M. Waswa, African Women’s Studies Centre:
  • Dr. Parita Shah, Dept. of Geography:
  • Esther K.Obachi, Dept. of Library & Information Sciences:
  • Ms. Mary Wambui Kanyi, African Women’s Studies Centre:
  • Timothy S. Nzioki: Dept. of Library & Information