As part of its internationally focused “Power of Data” series, the Wellesley Centers for Women hosted the panel, “The Power of Data: How Gender Focused Research Institutes in Africa Can Support Rural Women and Girls,” at the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on March 15, 2018, in New York, NY. During this parallel event, the panel of researchers, advocates, and program staff shared their expertise and discussed with attendees ways that research supports policy change, better programs, and/or improved conditions for women and/or girls in rural African communities.

In the video, presenters begin at the following times:

  • 00:00:00 - Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women, and Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College
  • 00:06:10 - Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Executive Director, The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre, Ghana
  • 00:21:03 - Clementina Furtado, Ph.D., Director, Center for Research and Training in Gender and Family (CIGEF), University of Cabo Verde; with translation from Portuguese to English by Paulo Borges, Director do Instituto de Língua Inglesa, ESL Professor at University of Cabo Verde
  • 00:35:50 - Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College
  • 00:50:00 - Abigail Burgesson, Special Programmes Manager, African Women’s Development Fund
  • 01:03:00 - Question and Answer Session

Learn more about this event.

© Copyright 2018, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. This video cannot be posted elsewhere without the explicit written permission of the Wellesley Centers for Women.