Southern African Young Women's Platform 2013

OSISA intends to convene the 4th annual Southern Africa Young Women’s platform, an initiative started by OSISA in 2010, as part of its Young Women’s Voices Campaign. The project will provide young women from the region with an opportunity to meet, share and exchange experiences and ideas in a safe space.

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Gender and Women's Rights Programme Manager

August 20th, 2013

OSISA intends to convene the 4th annual Southern Africa Young Women’s platform, an initiative started by OSISA in 2010, as part of its Young Women’s Voices Campaign. The project will provide young women from the region with an opportunity to meet, share and exchange experiences and ideas in a safe space. The theme for 2013 event is “Challenging oppressive systems: Understanding Body Politics.” The project will invite applications from young women activists concerned about women’s bodily integrity for a regional gathering designed to provide an opportunity for structured learning through seminars, training workshops and for networking.   

The overall goal of the project remains to build strong women’s movements at national and regional levels, to ensure the sustained articulation and defence of women’s rights across the region.

The objectives of the platform are to:

a) Provide a platform for young women to network and share experiences, strategies and ideas;

b) Provide a safe space for young women to express themselves and define and learn from each other and from invited seasoned feminists;

c) Showcase the young feminists’ activities and initiatives in their respective movements;

e) Train young women on specific skills that they need to acquire effectiveness in their activism on the theme topics. 

About the author(s)

Alice Kanengoni manages the Gender and Women’s Rights programme at OSISA. She joined OSISA from the Johannesburg-based Gender Links, a regional organisation focusing on gender and women’s rights, where she worked as a Senior Researcher. Prior to that, she had worked as a Senior Researcher and deputy head of the gender programme at the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) in Harare. Alice holds a Masters Degree in Media and Communications, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature.

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