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Manuh to give memorial lecture on Africa Day
2014-05-21

Africa Day offers us the opportunity to revisit the Pan-African dream of total national liberation, equality and self-worth.

This ideal, underpinning the struggles of African people, has envisaged full citizenship with the enjoyment of rights and resources for the people of Africa to live a dignified and fulfilling life. Yet, the conceptions of citizenship that have emerged in several African countries do not fully incorporate women and girls. Their citizenship rights have been contested or subject to delimitations based on cultural and/or religious norms and practices, centered around the control of their bodies and sexualities.

In celebration of Africa Day, Prof Takyiwaa Manuh is to present the memorial lecture on 22 May 2014, 18:00 at the CR Swart Auditorium on the Bloemfontein Campus. Prof Manuh is currently Director: Social Development Policy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

She was Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana where she also served as Director of the Institute of African Studies (2002-2009).

Her research interests are in the areas of African Development; Women's Rights and Gender Equality; Contemporary African Migrations and African Higher Education Systems. She has published extensively on these topics in books, monographs and journals.

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