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4 August 2020
Webinar: Promoting Gender Equality and Reducing Gender Discrimination In and Through Higher Education

(Published - 3 August 2020)

Dear Campus Community,

Nelson Mandela was a global citizen who championed the rights of women. He was honoured and loved by women’s movements across the globe. He believed that education was a powerful tool that could change society and transform the lives of women and girls who have been marginalised in society.

This Women’s Month, we are honouring his legacy - and reflecting on the challenges, opportunities and achievements of women in higher education with a webinar on...

Global Citizenship Webinar 2: Promoting Gender Equality and Reducing Gender Discrimination

Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Time: 16:00 (SA time)
Host: Prof Michelle Andipatin, CHS Deputy Dean: Research
Webinar Link:


This session includes a powerhouse panel of women who have contributed to higher education:

1. Prof Jose Frantz, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation
2. Dr Mary Hames, Director: Gender Equity Unit, UWC
3. Prof Vuyokazi Nomlomo, Dean of Faculty of Education, UWC
4. Ms Yasmin Forbes, Chair of Council, UWC
5. Prof Ruth Hall, Land Reform Researcher: PLAAS

To join the webinar use the following link:

The webinar is part of a series hosted by UWC’s DVC Research and Innovation, the Office for International Relations, the Gender Equity Unit and the Division for Postgraduate Studies. It honours the life and the spirit of Nelson Mandela by reflecting on the role and contribution of universities in promoting global citizenship.

Activist and academic Prof Saths Cooper kicked off the series with a reflection on Nelson Mandela’s character and life lessons.

Subsequent sessions will cover the following topics:
Session 3: Responding to the COVID Pandemic (September)
Session 4: Are Universities Effective in Global Citizenship Education? (October)
Session 5: Using Global Citizenship to Achieve SDG and NDP Goals: (November)

Join us on this exciting series of 67-minute segments.

UWC DVC Research and Innovation, the Office for International Relations and the Division for Postgraduate Studies