AGI host sexualities seminar

23 November 2007 | Story by Chris McEvoy

Workshopping: Delegates from universities and NGOs across the continent are attending a three-week sexualities research seminar hosted by the African Gender Institute

The Africa Gender Institute is hosting a three-week sexualities research seminar for researchers from diverse universities and NGOs across the African continent.

Titled Sexualities, Gender and Research Methodologies, the seminar covers lectures, films, plays, visits to NGOs and lively debates about the politics of sexuality and gender.

Funded by the International Development Research Centre in Canada and the Ford Foundation, the seminar is the brainchild of Professor Jane Bennett of the AGI and Dr Charmaine Pereira, director of the Initiative for Nigerian Women's Studies. It is a "first" for continental research capacity building in this terrain.

"This is a work out for the brain," says one delegate. "We are very grateful to UCT for hosting us, although we wonder whether summer actually ever comes to this corner of Africa."

The seminar runs from 15 to 29 November.

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