Women’s Caucus Speakers

The Women’s Caucus (WC) was established in the early 1970s to promote the study of gender; to ensure an active and representative role for women scholars and members of the Association within and outside the continent; and to develop scholarly and activist links between the Association and women in Africa.

In recent years, the WC has hosted a number of dynamic African women speakers including:

2013, Ngwarsungu Chiwengo “Congo (DR) Women: History of Atrocities, Myths, Trauma and Resilience”
2012, Hauwa Ibrahim “Women’s Experiences and Questions of Justice under Shariah Law”
2011, Sylvia Tamale “Whose Democracy Are We Talking About? Non-Conforming Sexualities as a Metaphor for African Dictatorships”
2010, Wahu Kaara  “Globalization’s Impact on African Women”
2009, Godisang Mookodi “The Slippery Slope of Women’s Empowerment in Botswana: Discourse and Reality”
2008, Paulina Makinwa Adebusoye “Gender and HIV/AIDS in Africa”
2007, Mora McLean “The Elephant in the Room: The Pitfalls and Potential of the Shared Legacy of Slavery”
2006, Filomina Chioma Steady “Black Women and the Essentializing Imperative: Implications of Theory and Praxis in the 21st Century”
2005, Ama Ata Aidoo “An Insiders’ View: A Reading”/Margaret Snyder “Want Good News from Africa? Listen to Women”
2004, Micere Githae Mugo “Black Women Confronting Imposed Amnesia through the Power of Memory and the Agency of “The Word”
2003, Ayesha Imam “Women, Islam, and Human Rights in Africa”
2002, Lydia Makhubu “Women in Science: Contributions of African Women Scientists to the Development of the Continent”
2001, Theresa J Kaijage “Women and HIV/AIDS Support Work in Tanzania”
2000, Wilhelmina J. Donkoh “Yaa Asantewa and the War for Asante Sovereignty: One Hundred Years Later”
1999, Madonna Larbi “New Gender Perspectives for the Millennium: Challenges and Successful Models of North-South Collaboration”
1998, Kabi Abibatu Sesay 
1997, H. Kay Raseroka “Africana Librarianship in the 21st Century: Treasuring the Past and Building the Future”
1996, Dianne Forte “Female Fertility: The Double Edged Sword”
1995, Ayesha Iman
1994, Seble Dawitt “African Women in the Diaspora and the Problem of Female Genital Mutilation”
1993, Abena P.A. Busia “Chains without History: Sisterhoods. History and the Politics of Location”
1992, Obioma Nnaemeka “This Women’s Studies Business: Beyond Politics and History”

You can find more information about the Women’s Caucus on their website.