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SA Research Chair in Gender Politics

​This Chair, situated in the Department of Political Science, will fill the gap that exists in gender-related research and will broaden research access for gender scholars. Most serious societal problems in South Africa are deeply gendered problems (such as gender-based violence, poverty, land and health issues). In order to deliver a better understanding of women's citizenship, research will focus on the experiences of women in the political system through representation, the accommodation of their needs and demands in governmental policies, and women's activism that mobil​ises demands so that these demands can be included on the political/policy agenda.

Prof Amanda Gouws