UCT VC to speak in gender-equality webinar

24 June 2020 | Story Staff writer. Photo Michael Hammond. Read time 1 min.
VC Prof Phakeng will be one of the speakers in the live webinar on gender equality.
VC Prof Phakeng will be one of the speakers in the live webinar on gender equality.

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) vice-chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, will be one of three women speakers taking part in the Mail & Guardian’s free live webinar on gender equality, hosted in association with ABSA.

The COVID-19 lockdown has seen an alarming rise in gender-based violence.

Human crises have historically culminated in the creation of new institutions and the affirmation of new leaders. Age-old patriarchal systems, cemented over millennia, have proven to be exceedingly stubborn and adverse to societal development.

What role can society play to ensure real gender equality and flatten the curve on gender-based violence?

The free live webinar will seek to address this and many other gender-equality issues, including what COVID-19 showed us about countries run by women, strategies to address gender issues women are faced with in the changing world of work, and the role of women in the post COVID-19 world.

Visit the website for more information or to register.


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