The recent developments in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia are drawing attention to Africa. It is not only these current issues that are of interest in the new lecture series, but also the focus placed on the situation of African women. The OSI Club was able to win speakers from Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia, the United States, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Germany. They will shed light on such diverse aspects as the role of women in the labor market, a feminist perspective in the fight against militarism, and new directions of Pan-Africanism.
Location and Time
- Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Ihnestraße 21, Lecture Hall A, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)
- Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. starting November 1, 2011
Dates and Topics
- November 1, 2011: Cilja Harders (Freie Universität Berlin): Ambivalenzen der Revolution – Geschlechterregime und politischer Wandel in Ägypten
- November 8, 2011: Widad Ali Abdelrahman (Ahfad University for Women): Women Engagement in the Labour Market: Old Challenges and New Prospects
- November 15. 2011: Akua Britwum (University Cape Coast, Ghana): Women Traders’ Associations and Gender Transformation in Ghana
- November 22, 2011: Fatima Adamu (Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto): Women’s Movement Engagement with Religion for Legal Reform in Nigeria
- November 29, 2011: Marianne Ballé Moudoumbou: (Pan-African Women‘s Empowerment and Liberation Organisation – PAWLO-Germany): Mut zur Utopie? Was bedeutet Liberation/Befreiung heute: Neue Wege des Panafrikanismus aus Frauenaugen.
- December 6, 2011: Yasmine Berriane (ZMO; Berlin): Die Feminisierung lokaler Vereine in Marokko als Zeichen einer Umgestaltung der Machtverhältnisse?
- December 13, 2011: Claudia von Braunmühl (Freie Universität Berlin): Frauenpolitische Einmischungen in die Entwicklungspolitik
- January 10, 2012 Antonie Nord (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung): Die Macht teilzuhaben. Feministischer Einfluss auf Politik in Afrika
- January 17, 2012: Joy Ezeilo (University of Nsukka, Nigeria): Female Genital Cuttings – Are We Losing the Campaign to Eradicate the Practice?
- January 24, 2012: Victoria Bernal (University of California, Irvine): NGO Fever and Feminism: Gender, States, and Donor Regimes
- January 31, 2012: Amina Mama (University of California, Davis): African Women in an Age of War: Notes from a Feminist Anti-militarist Perspective
- February 7, 2012: Topic: GENDER RELATIONS IN THE NEW SOUTH SUDAN
Ellen Martin (ODI London; Humanitarian Policy Group): Gender, Violence and Survival in Juba, South Sudan
Katarzyna Grabska (University of Basel, Switzerland): The Practice of Everyday Feminism: War-time Displacement, Violence, and Post-war Settlement in Southern Sudanese Women’s Experiences
- February 14, 2012: Lilia Labidi (Minister of Women Affairs, Tunesia): Women in a Democratic Transition: The Case of Tunisia