[SN-ANNOUNCE] Isandla Institute: Development Dialogue on Gender
transformation: Is there a role for men?
admin at isandla.org.za
Fri Aug 1 14:47:54 SAST 2008
TO ALL SANGONeT USERS
Isandla Institute and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa invite
you to a Development Dialogue on Gender transformation: Is there a role for
Thursday 7 August 2008, 16h30 - 18h00
(Tea and coffee served beforehand, please be seated at 16h30)
Venue: Centre for the Book
Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
During August, women will be placed at the centre of public focus. Womens
Month is likely to galvanise debate about the achievements of women, whilst
contrasting this with their day to day experiences and the continued
challenges faced by poor women in particular. Discussions about gender
equality and gender transformation tend to be slanted towards women, and
there are good reasons for this. But what about men? What role can they play
in promoting gender justice and bringing about a more equitable society? And
is enough attention being paid to the needs and aspirations of young black
men with low levels of education, who are unable to find meaningful
employment? Should we be concerned with their plight or does this distract
from efforts to enhance the status of women?
Dr Yvette Abrahams (Commissioner with the Commission on Gender
Equality), Mbuyiselo Botha (Sonke Gender Justice Network) and Prof Robert
Morrell (University of Kwazulu/Natal) have been invited to share their
perspectives on these questions.
The Development Dialogue will be held on Thursday 7 August 2008 from
16h30-18h00, at the Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Cape
Town. Tea and coffee are made available between 16h00-16h30. Kindly note
that the event will start at 16h30. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity
for informal interaction over drinks and snacks.
If you are interested in attending this event, please R.S.V.P on
admin at isandla.org.za by Tuesday 5 August. You will receive confirmation of
We look forward to seeing you there!
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