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The Centre for Gender Studies, University of Benin’s 4th International Conference

The Centre for Gender Studies, University of Benin, Nigeria, is organizing her 4th International Conference on Gender. The conference holds on Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th September, 2018. The conference with the theme, 'Gender Empowerment for National Development'. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday 24th September, 2018 at 10:00am at the Akin Deko (Main Auditorium), Ugbowo Campus, University of Benin, in which your presence will be highly appreciated.

The Management Board and staff, Centre for Gender Studies are delighted to invite the Afba president Hannibal Uwaifo as a Special Guest to the International conference.

As stated by the Prof (Mrs.) E.U Edosomwan

“This Conference is coming at a critical period of our democratic experience in which all institutions are being tested and the collective resolve to expand the space for inclusion and participation of all is undergoing scrutiny. Nigeria has benefitted greatly from the Legislature in its quest to deepen its democratic practices and improve on its credentials. The role of the legislature in providing enabling laws to encourage gender mainstreaming in all matters of development has never been in doubt. However, in spite of efforts made to respond to the perennial issue of gender inequality and inequities, several issues continue to stare us in the face. In Nigeria, for example, while strong advocacy has ensured that women are part of, or benefit from the governance system, community empowerment, education, the budgeting process, civil rights and overall development, the cold reception encountered by the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill at the National Assembly is a warning of the important barriers still on the path of gender equality in Nigeria. This conference welcomes a discussion on how female participation can be enhanced and will address the issues of unending neglect of gender considerations by all actors in the governance space.

The Centre for Gender Studies is a centre of excellence in academic and intervention activities that contributes significantly to gender empowerment, equality and equity in the University, community and the nation. It also has the responsibility of reshaping public attitudes, opinions, the differential impact of economic and political systems on gender. The Centre is also involved in both teaching and research on gender issues to provide empirical data and analysis which can lead to Gender Mainstreaming.”

Prof. (Mrs.) E.U. Edosomwan.






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