22.08.2011 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

New research examines violence against women in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal

UNESCO’s Office in Dakar launches two new research studies on gender-based violence and women’s social movements in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.

The studies will look at how much we know about violence against women in the three countries, the priority the issue is given in African research projects, as well as the theories and paradigms used to describe the different types of violence against women.

A workshop will take place on 22-23 August 2011 in UNESCO’s Office in Dakar to discuss the methodology to be used in the two research studies.

It will be inaugurated by Senegal’s State Minister of Culture, Gender and Welfare, Awa Ndiaye.

The closing ceremony will be presided by Senegal’s State Minister of Family, Aïda Mbodj.

The event and the two studies are organized in collaboration with UNWOMEN and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

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