WORDOC 30th Anniversary Conference: ’30 Years On: What Do Women Want, What Should Women Want?’

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The Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC) turns 30 this year, a landmark that calls for celebration given that WORDOC has grown to become a powerhouse of scholarship and activism on women and gender issues in Nigeria and Africa.

It is a landmark that also calls for stocktaking, which is the reason for this thirtieth anniversary conference slated for October 18-19, 2017. The conference theme is ’30 Years On: What Do Women Want, What Should Women Want?’ It is a theme that echoes and, at the same time, critiques the frustrations famously expressed by Sigmund Freud. Moreover, it harks back to, and extends, the theme of WORDOC’s inaugural conference held thirty years ago.

Since the inauguration of WORDOC in 1987 at IAS, the aspirations and plights of women in Nigeria and beyond have been the hallmark of its concerns in scholarship and activism, and in its contributions to relevant policymaking. It has provided a platform for discussions, debates, publications, documentations, seminars, and symposia on all facets of women’s lives. This 30th anniversary conference is an interdisciplinary avenue to revisit and review women’s aspirations as dictated by them and their societies.

Stay tuned for further updates on this conference.

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