Women for fellowship at AGI

30 September 2002
SEVEN women scholars from around Africa make up the latest intake of the African Gender Institute's (AGI) Associates Programme, and will over the next few months envelop themselves in research and writing at UCT.

The AGI hosts at least two groups of women – doing research into gender issues – each year, providing them with the space, facilities and means to complete a piece of written work. The latest coterie will be at UCT until December this year. The seven are:
  • Esmeranda Bentil (Ghana), a senior research officer of the Ghana National Commission on Children, is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Public Administration at the University of Ghana. She will work on her Masters paper, which will serve as background for policy reform.
  • Thelmah Maluleke (South Africa),a senior lecturer at the University of Venda. She will develop a sexuality education training manual for puberty rites ceremonies.
  • Lebogang Mashile (South Africa), a poet and also acts as a facilitator in various projects to do with young people's self-development and self-transformation. She will develop a workbook consisting of poetry and material for gender workshops.
  • Margaret Munalula (Zambia), a lawyer and social scientist, is a full-time lecturer/researcher at the University of Zambia's School of Law. She will develop courses on women and the law.
  • Ifeoma Okoye (Nigeria), a writer of fiction for adults and children. She will work on a collection of short stories.
  • Taiwo Soneye (Nigeria), an assistant lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University. She will work on a book/manuscript highlighting the effects of any linguistic and literary aberration on female sexuality.
  • Fortunata Temu (Tanzania), currently the Chief Executive Director of Equity Tanzania, a human rights organisation. She will work on a paper for development practitioners in Tanzania.

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