WORDOC celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

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To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, themed ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights’, our Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC), in partnership with the Active Women Initiative of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN Commission), is organizing a He4She Meeting on March 10, 2020.

The meeting, which commences at 10:00 a.m., will hold at Lady Bank-Anthony Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. Chair of the meeting is Chief Mrs Olufunmilayo Taiye Soyege, the Osi Iyalode of Ibadanland. Speakers at the meeting include Raphael Afeyodion, Programme Officer of Educare Trust Nigeria, Prof Olanrewaju Olutayo of the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, and Oluyemisi Collins, Chairperson of FIDA Oyo State.

Members of the University community and the general public are cordially welcome to deliberate with our speakers on actionable ways of realizing the rights of women in an equal society. Do make it a date.

Dr Seunfunmi Olutayo to deliver 7th Lecture in IAS Staff Seminar Series

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The seventh lecture in our Staff Seminar Series will be delivered by the coordinator of our Gender Studies programme, Dr Seunfunmi Olutayo, on 26 February, 2020. The title of her presentation is ‘Human’ among Humans: Tensions in Gender Construction in Africa.

The lecture promises to interrogate gender valuation and devaluation in African societies, as Dr Olutayo shines the light of her analysis on the situation among the Akan and the Yoruba. She both queries and unpacks the preference for male children in these societies, highlighting the tensions within these systems of gender construction, thus pointing to the need for an equitable reconstruction.

The question of gender remains fundamental in African cultures, and the place of women and girls in our societies is one that we must not take for granted.

The time for the lecture, which will hold at Lady Bank-Anthony Hall, is 11: 00 a.m. prompt, with Prof Grace A. Adejuwon as chairperson. Members of the university community and the public are cordially welcome.

 

PS: The lecture is now live on Instagram @ASSANIGERIA. Click on the Live button to watch it. You may also watch it on Facebook.

Ubuntu: Africa Needs to Indigenize its Transformation Process — Prof Dele Layiwola

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In a lecture delivered on Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, at Lady Bank-Anthony Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof Dele Layiwola (FNAL), a renowned scholar of African performance and media studies, and two-time Director of the Institute, enjoined the peoples and governments of African countries to look inward for collaborative principles of existence on which to construct a culture of development with embodied aims and objectives.

Revd Fr Anselm Adodo delivers lecture in IAS Staff Seminar Series

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Revd Fr Anselm Adodo will deliver the second lecture in our resuscitated Staff Seminar Series on Wednesday July 25, 2018, at Lady Bank-Anthony Hall, 11:00 a.m. Prof David Okpako will chair the seminar.

Father Adodo is founder and Director of Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, St Benedict Monastery, Ewu, Edo State, Nigeria. He will be speaking on the topic ‘Transformation Studies: Researching Africa with African Eyes’.

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