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Gender Power in Africa: Analysis of the Imbalances That Shape Women’s Lives

Webinar Details
59 minutes
About the Webinar

Gallup and Porticus have partnered to explore gender power imbalances that shape women’s lives in five African countries. Our new report, Gender Power in Africa: Analysis of the Imbalances That Shape Women’s Lives, synthesizes recent World Poll data with scholarly and policy research on gender equality in Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, delving into the drivers of gender dynamics and examining contributors to gender imbalances in sub-Saharan Africa.

The quantitative and qualitative research in this report suggests that people in the five countries surveyed want to see women treated more fairly and to end gender disparities that harm women and hinder economies. The report highlights obstacles to gender equality reforms, such as social pressures, gender-based violence and limited government resources -- emphasizing the need for further research to inform inclusive and effective policies.

Join us on Thursday, July 18, at 9:00 a.m. EDT to hear experts discuss regional insights on society, culture, politics, economics, education and faith. The speakers will examine the imperative for this kind of research across intersectional aspects of women’s identity, such as age, income, ethnicity and urban vs. rural residency.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from leading voices in the field and learn about effective policy frameworks that can advance gender empowerment initiatives, catalyzing profound social and economic change in these societies.

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The Speakers
Sakina Kamwendo
South African Radio Presenter and Television Broadcaster
SABC2 & SABC News Channel | SAfm
Jessica Annor
Head of Youth, Gender, and Women's Empowerment Unit
The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD)
Dr. Nkem Khumbah
Head of STI Policy Systems, Governance and Partnerships (STI-PGA)
The African Academy of Science
Patrick Godana
Eastern Cape Provincial Manager, Media and Government Liaison
Sonke Gender Justice
Lance Stevens
Managing Consultant
Riada Asimovic Akyol
Senior Communications Consultant

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