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Dreaming Feminisms: Futilities and Futures
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 - 11:30

The African Gender Institute invites you to a series of conversations,choreographed with Desiree Lewis (Women&Gender Studies, UWC) and a panoply of provocative feminist interlocutors.

Brief Open Response to the Vice-Chancellor of UCT on the question of naming/shaming communication, 6th September
Mon, 09 Dec 2019 - 16:30

Dear Vice Chancellor Phakeng,
Over the past few years, womxn (and sometimes others) at UCT have often fought publicly against the realities of the intensive and complex gender-based violences in South Africa, and on our campus. These realities have been brought home to us, again, in a terrible way in the past two weeks. As the African Gender Institute/Gender Studies, we honour the students who have rallied so fiercely in the past two weeks to fight for Uyinene Mrweytana and against gender-based violence. We also send thanks to you for your tireless energy in the past days, as you have worked with your team to communicate, to honour Uyinene Mrwetyana, and to open spaces for the essential dialogues needed.

We write now in the spirit of that work.

Newly Appointed Dean of Humanities
AGI Advisory Board Chair appointed Dean of Humanities
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 18:15

Associate Professor Shose Kessi, Chair of the AGI Advisory Board is the newly appointed Dean of the Humanities Faculty.

Second Production by Sex Worker Theatre South Africa
Yeki Hambe- Production by Sex Worker Theatre South Africa
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 - 13:15

The Sex Worker Theatre SA will be performing their show, "Yeki Hambe: let it go" at UCT's Bindery Lab (Hiddingh Campus) on 29 & 30 November at 19h00 and 30 November at 15h00.

Annoucement of QFFF 2019
Queer Feminist Film Festival 2019
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 12:15

Queer Feminist Film Festival (QFFF) is making a comeback to Bertha Movie House in Khayelitsha, Cape
Town, on the 24th and 25th of May 2019! Last year’s event was a huge success and, it only made sense
to make do it again.
QFFF is a feminist film festival for the LGBTQIA+ community to come together in celebration of queer
organizing, our experiences and sharing knowledge. And, it's the first of its kind locally!
Through the film festival, we’re working towards engaging and countering the disconnect between
queer and/ or feminist activists, creatives and the broader community. We're here to bring the queer
and/ or feminist community together!

YWLP 10 Year Anniv Celebrations
Young Women’s Leadership Project’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 13:30

From 16-20 November 2020, the AGI hosted the Young Women’s Leadership Project’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations.

2020 Queer Feminist Film Festival
2020 Queer Feminist Film Festival
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 14:30

From 25-29 November 2020, the Queer Feminist Film Festival held its third annual festival. In 2020, QFFF acknowledged how COVID 19 further exacerbates the systemic violence and erasure experienced by LGBTQI+ persons and other marginalised groups of peoples.

Dr Barbara Boswell
Letter to the Editorial Board of Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 11:30

Dear Editors
We write to strongly object to the publication (March 2019) of the article ‘Age- and education-related effects on cognitive functioning in Colored South African women’ by Nieuwoudt, Dickie, Coetsee, Engelbrecht and Terblanche. We ask that you retract it because of its racist ideological underpinnings, flawed methodology, and its reproduction of harmful stereotypes of ‘Coloured’ women.

Feminist Africa's New Home
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 13:00

Feminist Africa is a former publication of the Africa Gender Institute. It is currently is a publication of the Institute of African Studies and the University of Ghana.

Intervening in abusive relationships
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 10:15

When we ask: “Why do women stay in abusive relationships?” we transfer blame away from the perpetrators of violence.

This was the premise of Associate Professor Floretta Boonzaier’s thesis back when she was a master’s student in the Department of Psychology.

Biografias de Mulheres Africanas online home
Biografias de Mulheres Africanas online home
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 17:00

The website Biografias de Mulheres Africanas (Biographies of African Women) is available.  

Mail & Guardian:​ Transforming UCT: Reflections on the road ahead
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 10:15

Statement by The UCT Black Academic Caucus

It has been encouraging to witness the revolutionary changes taking place at UCT over the past few years: the fall of the Cecil John Rhodes statue, the return of Mahmoud Mamdani, the renaming of buildings, the dialogues around sexual violence, artworks and curriculum change, and the many less visible day-to-day shifts in attitudes, practices, and policy-making.