Status of African Women Conference

FSS at UoN Research Week

The Faculty of Social Sciences through the Department of Sociology, Social work and Africa Women’s Studies has organized a two day conference on the Status of African Women, themed, ‘Women Economic Empowerment: Theories and Practices

This is the 4th edition of this conference. Its aim is to bring together scholars involved in research that is focused on women’s economic empowerment across Africa and the Global South. 

The call for abstracts was published and over 20 papers were received for presentation and discussion during the 2 days that the conference will take place.

The whole of research week conference will take place virtually and attracts a small fee for attendance.

Thematic areas for this Conference

  1. Affirmative Action Funds and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Africa and the Global South.
  2. Economic Stimulus Packages and Social Protection safety nets during the COVID-19 pandemic and their Implications for WEE
  3. National Budgetary policies, child care and women, work.
  4. Assessing what works for WEE in policy advocacy and strengthening women’s self-mobilization for WEE.
  5. Analysis of strategies that women’s movement used to strengthen self-mobilization for policy advocacy for WEE and learning from past experiences.
  6. Feminist Perspectives on Economic Development In the Global South.
  7. Women’s Economic Empowerment Indicators.
  8. Translating theories into practice in the field of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  9. Lessons learnt from practical experiences enriching the theoretical perspectives
  10. Policy Advocacy Strategies to influence policies and programs and promote WEE: challenges and opportunities.
  11. Legal-legislative environment and Women’s Economic Empowerment.

Register  here to attend