Panel-discussion on women’s movements
On Tuesday 29th of November 2016, a panel-discussion on women’s movements in Nigeria and beyond was held at the Institut Français in Nigeria. The Ambassador of France, M. Denys Gauer, opened the event.
This event, organized by the French Embassy and l’”Institut Français” gathered about 90 people. It was moderated by Ulonna Inyama (from Abuja Literary Society).
The first speech was delivered by Jules Falquet, a French lecturer and sociologist from Paris Diderot University, who emphasized how neoliberalism is affecting underprivileged men and women.
Sara Panata, historian and Phd student from the French Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA Ibadan), described the history of women’s movement in the Yoruba area from 1940 to 1990.
Finally, Ifeoma Fafunwa, Nigerian activist and director of “Hear World”, an exhilarating piece of performance art that combines artistry, social commentary and true-life stories, talked about inequality between men and women in Nigeria.
A cocktail was held at the end of the event in order to allow people to exchange ideas and experiences.