Research & Publications


Podcast of Associate Prof Pumla Gqola’s talk now available online

The podcast of Associate Prof Pumla Gqola’s talk last night is now available online [LISTEN TO PODCAST]

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Programme







Podcast of public lecture by Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, University of London)

On Thursday 21 February 2013, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics (AXL), the African Gender Institute (AGI) and the Department of Psychology hosted a public lecture at which internationally renowned scholar, Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, University of London) was the speaker. The title of her lecture was: “Suffering and injustice enough for everyone”– blindness and insight, politics and writing. [LISTEN TO PODCAST]










Yaliwe Clarke (Lecturer, Gender Studies) reflects on teaching Gender & Development

Yaliwe Clarke (Lecturer, Gender Studies) reflects on teaching Gender & Development [LISTEN TO PODCAST]















Presentation by Yaliwe Clarke (Lecturer, AGI) to mark National Women's Day - 18 August 2011 - Remembering (unsung) Sheroes: A Critical Reflection of Womanhood and Citizenship

Yaliwe Clarke was invited by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) Transformation Committee at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to their Woman's Day talk held on the 18th August 2011. The title of Yaliwe's paper was "Remembering (unsung) Sheroes: A Critical Reflection of Womanhood and Citizenship." In her presentation, Yaliwe first showed a short documentary of how South African women organised and protested against the Apartheid administration before and after the 9 August 1956 march to Pretoria’s Union Buildings. She then highlighted several points emanating from the documentary. Yaliwe mentioned that one point that is often forgotten when the story of the march to the Union Buildings is told today is how women’s organising was not only confined to the 9th of August. “When you see this [the documentary] there was such a build up and it continued after 1956…and [the consistent organising by the women] continued for 50 years.” Also at the talk was poetess Bulelwa Basse who recited a poem titled, A woman’s journey.

Yaliwe Clarke CHED talk part 1
Yaliwe Clarke CHED talk part 2


Lecture by Prof Patricia Mcfadden - October 2011

Resisting the Neo-colonial/Neo-liberal Collusion: Reclaiming our lives, our futures

Professor Patricia Mcfadden is the newly appointed Extraordinary Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape. Editor of the Southern African feminist journal SAFERE, for several years Mcfadden has played a pivotal role in several continental scholarly networks, and has been a leading activist and feminist scholar in the African region. The holder of several distinguished and visiting fellowships at universities in the United States, including the Cosby Chair at Spelman University, Mcfadden works on the feminism, sexuality, political economy, global politics and gender and the state.

Pat Mcfadden lecture part 1
Pat Mcfadden lecture part 2
Pat Mcfadden lecture part 3
Pat Mcfadden lecture part 4


Yaliwe Clarke reflects on the project she convened (2009- 2010) - 30 August 2011

This research and capacity building project that Yaliwe speaks about in this podcast involved women activists confronting militarism and conflict in Eastern and Southern Africa. The project was primarily about developing new analytic voices around the meaning of ‘gendered security’ for women in diverse settings (slums, refugee settlements, migrant routes, conflict zones, and peacekeeping initiatives). The project did this by working with 15 of women peace activists from the two sub-regions. Through a combination of research and training workshops as well as one-to-one interaction between AGI and women peace activists, the project strengthened organisational capacities to respond to situations of extreme insecurity. In 2009, AGI partnered with Isis-WICCE, a leading Ugandan based NGO that has for the last 13 years documented women’s experiences of armed conflict in 15 African countries. Although the project formally ended in December of 2010, the women peace activists continue to have conversations regarding their work through a listserve they called 'Write Peace.' Yaliwe Clarke, the Convenor of the project continues to work with the Ugandan based Isis-WICCE as a member of their board.

Yaliwa Clarke speaks on the project she convened.