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National Gallery hosts 2 day women’s event

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THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) will, this week and in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), British Council, UN Women and the Zimbabwe German Society, hold a two day conference in celebration of the International Women’s day.
The conference will be held from the 8th to the 9th of March at the gallery in Harare and is part of a series of events associated with the exhibition entitled Kabbo Ka Muwala/ The Girl’s Basket which is centred on migration and mobility in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The event seeks to encourage the further development of international migration policies, what is needed in a general theoretical framework that guides research and helps explain the unique experiences of people at all stages of the migration process.
NGZ chief curator, Raphael Chikukwa, told journalist Friday that speakers at the event will interrogate a set of themes which include women and migration, human trafficking or child trafficking, cross border traders and development- exploring the role played by women in that sector.
“They will explore the politics and nature of statelessness, xenophobia, objectification of minority subjects, revisiting the migration policies of the west, diaspora experiences, what role do refugees play in the development on nation states.
“There is a link between migration and other social issues such as women, children and migration to issues such as xenophobia,” Chikukwa said.
He said as diverse as these events maybe, they are all interconnected and give the viewer an opportunity to reflect and appreciate migration from historical, economic, social and innovative perspectives.
“Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political advancement but they remain disadvantaged,” he said.
Chikukwa said the main pursuit of the conference is the call for greater equality of opportunity for women in all areas of life, from the workplace to politics, the sports field and beyond.Advertisement