"Women, Power, and Peacemaking in Africa" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

"Women, Power, and Peacemaking in Africa"

February 10, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dr. Aili Mari Tripp (Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Sociology Department, Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Global Studies, The Ford Institute for Human Security at GSPIA, International Development Program, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

This event will honor the memory of Pitt graduate and environmental activist, the late Dr. Wangari Maathai, who was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.


Why do post-conflict countries in Africa have double the rates of female legislative representation compared with countries that have not undergone conflict? In this lecture, Professor Tripp draws from her current book project to explore why post-war countries in Africa have been more open to passing legislation and making constitutional changes relating to women's rights. Her study draws from comparative research across Africa as well as fieldwork in Uganda, Liberia, Congo-Kinshasa and Angola.

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