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Online seminar series: Womandla! Feminism and Social Movements in the Global South

We are pleased to share the first installments of the schedule the schedule for the Womandla! Online Seminar Series, beginning with Panel 1 on Friday 9 April 2021. Keep up to date with the developing schedule here.

Please note that each seminar in the series will take place at a different time and date based on time zones that are amenable to the presenters in that panel. In consequence, across the entirety of the Womandla! Online Seminar Series, there will be seminars that are at comfortable times for those located in Africa/Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.

Panel 1: Sex Work and Sexual Health in Women’s History Date: Friday 9 April 2021

Time: 1pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 12noon British Summer Time (BST) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Opening Remarks: Simamkele Dlakavu (University of Cape Town)

Presenter: Kundai Manamere (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)
Title: “Re-open Chigarapasi! Urban Belonging and Sex Work in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe”

Presenter: Kate Law (University of Nottingham)
Title: “‘For women who would not toe the line’: South Africa, the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, and the Debate over Depo-Provera, c.1980-1987”

Presenters: Dudu Dlamini (SWEAT / Mothers for the Future) and Marion Stevens (Stellenbosch University)
Title: “Sex Workers’ Experiences of Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services”

Chair: Ana Stevenson (James Cook University / University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 2: Indian Women in Politics and Internationalism Date: Saturday 24 April 2021

Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 9am British Summer Time (BST) / 1:30pm India Standard Time (IST) 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Presenter: Rosalind Parr (University of St Andrews)

Title: “‘We should and must do this work ourselves’: The All-India Women’s Conference and the Decolonisation of International Feminism, 1927-1947”

Presenter: Manisha Chachra (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Title: “Women’s Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century Social Reform Movements and Hindu Right India: Unveiling Motherhood Politics in the Global South”

Presenter: Sunita Purty (Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences)

Title: “Tribal Women’s Resistance against State Repression: A Study of Jharkhand State, India”

Presenter: Annie Devenish (University of the Witwatersrand)

Title: “A Tale of Two Charters: The Indian Women’s Charter of Rights and Duties (1945) and the Federation of South African Women’s Charter (1954), Postwar Feminism, Transnationalism, and International Solidarity”

Chair: Kate Law (University of Nottingham)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 3: Gender Violence in the Global South and Global North Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 9am British Summer Time (BST) / 5:30pm ACST (Australian Central Standard Time) / 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Presenter: Simamkele Dlakavu (University of Cape Town)

Title: “Feminist Organising against Sexual Violence in Democratic South Africa: The One in Nine Campaign”

Presenter: Chet Fransch (Stellenbosch University)

Title: “Commemorating the Unsung Heroine of the Western Cape: Rape Trial Testimonies and the Fight against Sexual Violence in the Twentieth Century”

Presenter: Chavonne Cupido (University of Cape Town)

Title: “A Case Study of Clemency in Pre- and Post-Apartheid South Africa”

Presenter: Chay Brown (Australian National University)

Title: “Principles of Good Practice to Prevent Violence against Women in Australia’s Northern Territory”

Chair: Ana Stevenson (James Cook University / University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 4: African Histories of Childhood, Education, and Student Protest

Date: Saturday 8 May 2021 Time: 10am South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 10am Central Africa Time (CAT) / 9am West Africa Standard Time (WAST) 6pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Presenter: Monique Kwachou (University of the Free State)

Title: “What it Means to Do African-Feminist Education Research”

Presenter: Ivo Mhike (Univeristy of Zimbabwe / University of the Free State

Title: “‘A Career for Our Girls’: Domestic Science Education in Rhodesia Schools, 1930s-1960s”

Presenter: Ibrahim O. Salawu (Kwara State University)

Title: “A Political Economy Approach to Understanding the Scourge of Girl Child Trafficking in Lagos State, Nigeria”

Presenter: Victor H. Mlambo (University of Zululand)

Title: “Child Marriages and their Developmental Implications: The Conundrum Facing Young Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Chair: Rebecca Swartz (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 5: Place, Space, and the Environment in Women’s Activism

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2021 Time: 4pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 3pm West Africa Standard Time (WAST) /11am Argentina Standard Time (AST) / 9am US Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Presenter: Abosede Omowumi Babatunde (University of Ilorin)

Title: “The Ogoni Women Movement and the Struggles for Environmental Justice in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region”

Presenter: Mariana Daniela Gómez (CONCIET / Universidad Nacional de San Martín)

Title: “Interpellations and Challenges on One Side and the Other: Indigenous Women and the Feminist Movement in Argentina”

Presenter: Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez Aguilera (The University of Texas at Austin)

Title: “Grieving Geographies:  Gender, Racialization and Environmental Degradation in the Coast of Oaxaca, México”

Presenter: Stephanie Quinn (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

Title: “‘Inburgering,’ Clandestine Citizenship, and Gendered Reproduction Across the Compound-Location Line in Walvis Bay, Namibia, Under South African Rule, 1959-1994”

Chair: Paige Patchin (University College London)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.

Panel 6: Midwives, Housewives, and Womanhood in Southern Africa

Date: Monday 24 May 2021 Time: 1pm South Africa Standard Time (SAST) / 1pm Central Africa Time (CAT) / 12noon British Summer Time (BST) / 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Place: Zoom

Presenter: Priscillah Machinga (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

Title: “A Historical study of Ananyamuktua – Shona Midwives: Identity, roles and Development, From the Eve of Colonial Rule to Twentieth-Century Zimbabwe”

Presenters: Ushehwedu Kufakurinani (University of Zimbabwe) and Precious Makoni (University of Zimbabwe)

Title: “Feminist housewives: National Housewives Register in Zimbabwe’s History, 1970s to 1980s”

Presenter: Unaludo Sechele (International Studies Group, University of the Free State)

Title: “The Return of Husbands: Of Male Labour Returnees and Women in Botswana, c.1970 to the present”

Chair: Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank University)

To register, please visit the Womandla! Online Seminar Series Eventbrite.