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The conference aimed to highlight how African women leaders in different sectors of society have contributed to the development of their societies, and struggled for women's rights, empowerment and gender equality.

Speakers came from all parts of Africa, presenting profiles of women's movements in their countries or regions, including achievements, challenges, solidarity, conflicts/cleavages, and recommendations for the way forward at national and regional level. The participants were thus be able to exchange experiences of the movements, and identify challenges facing African women, but also pointing to solutions and future chances.

The participants represented a broad range of institutions and organizations, including universities, parliaments, ministries, UN agencies, regional, national and international NGOs, but also the private sector and media. From Sudan, representatives of NORAD, UN agencies and embassies participated, as well as a number of Sudanese feminists.

The papers presented at the conference will form the basis for a book that will provide a much-needed resource for students and researchers, for women's movements themselves, and for policy makers at national, regional and international levels. It will document African women movements and pioneers, and can thus serve to motivate the current young generation as well as future generations.

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Workshops & Conferences

Public Lecture: "Islamic Feminism", 16th January 2014

Public Lecture: "Islamic Feminism", 16th...

17 September 2014

Dr. Liv Tønnessen from the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway, held a public lecture on 16th January 2014 on "Islamic...

Previous Workshops and Conferences

17 September 2014

This list gives an overview of workshops and conferences done before 2013. For more information, look also at our Newsletters....

Workshop: "Diversity Management", 26th - 27th August 2014

Workshop: "Diversity Management", 26th -...

17 September 2014

On 26th and 27th August 2014, RIGDPR hosted a workshop on Diversity Management, assembling social scientists to reflect on the...

Regional Conference: "African Women Leading Transformation", 3rd - 4th March 2014

Regional Conference: "African Women Leading...

15 September 2014

This conference brought together women from all over the continent to exchange experiences, to document the achievements of women's movements...

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