Through the Eyes of She: Equity in Health, Education, Business and Leadership for the African Woman in the 21st century

Event time: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:15am to Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 5:15pm
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Event description: 

Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda focuses on the achievement of “gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.” Targets for this goal include ensuring access to resources for health promotion and disease prevention as well equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Indicators for the achievement of this goal include women’s full access to reproductive rights, legal protections against domestic violence, as well as the protection of women’s rights to education and economic resources.
The 2021 conference ‘Through the eyes of She: equity in health, education, business and leadership for the African Woman in the 21st century,’ funded by the Kempf award will tackle the challenge of gender equality and the empowerment of women on the African continent. The conference aims to assess the progress that has been made towards this goal by examining (i) how African women’s agency has been shaped by a variety of historical processes, (ii) the unique health challenges African women face, (iii) the education of young girls and women, (iv) women’s entrepreneurship and economic access on the continent, and (v) gender parity in leadership positions