International Women’s Day: Screening/conference/debates in Lagos
On March 10 and 11, 2017, in partnership with the Alliance française of Lagos and the support of IFRA Ibadan, the antenna of the Institut français du Nigeria in Lagos organized the screening of Aya of Yop City, followed by a video-conference with the writer, Marguerite Aboué. The third edition of “Women on the move”, a cycle of conferences and debates around women issues in Nigeria took place the same day.
The screening of the animated movie Aya of Yop City, from the eponymous comic, tells the studious and full-of-surprises life of the young Aya in a popular neighbourhood of Abidjan. The audience was very pleased.
The screening stood at Bogobiri, cultural center and partner of the action of the French Embassy in Lagos, and was followed by a video-conference with Marguerite Aboué, the author of this great French-Ivorian success.
She answered the questions of the audience, especially about women mobilization in Africa.
In the afternoon of March 11, at Terra Kulture, a debate of the cycle “Women on the move : in Nigeria and beyond” about feminisms in Africa gathered a large audience around a long-term activist, Ngozi Iwere, the famous writer Molara Wood and a French-Nigerian publisher, Georgina Duke.
The panel was moderated by Sara Panata, researcher at IFRA Ibadan and expert in women issues in Nigeria.
The audience interacted with the panelists for a long and interesting moment. The discussions went on during the cocktail which followed.
Thanks to all the partners, and see you soon for the next edition of “Women of the move”.