Past event

Research Event

Voices of African Women

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Participants

Key speakers include:

Pauline Dempers from Namibia (NGO Forum and IANSA Women's Network)

Miriam Machaya from Zimbabwe (Family Support Trust, and Christian Aid)

Alice Ukoko from Nigeria (Women of Africa)

Jeanine Ngungu from D.R.Congo (CAUSE COMMUNE RDC & WILPF DRC group)

Overview

Co hosted with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, this will be an opportunity to hear the perspectives of grass-roots African Women campaigners on vital issues for Peace, Human Rights and Development in Africa.

The event will echo many of the issues raised by women during the Accra International Women Forum on Aid Effectiveness and the recent 22 September UN General Assembly-backed Forum on the development needs of African women. Although they are a vital part of efforts to achieve the global anti-poverty targets, millions of these women are experiencing violence, exclusion and discrimination as everyday realities.