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Public Lecture: "Breaking the Silence: An African Perspective on #MeToo"

Date:                     Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time:                     5:30 PM
To:                        7:30 AM
Venue:                   Webster University Ghana Campus
Address:                 Off Lagos Avenue, behind Media Pharmacy, East Legon, Accra
Organiser:              Webster University Ghana Campus
Contact number:     0540 120 869 - 0540 120 849
Email:                    ghana@webster.edu
Website:                 http://excellence.webster.edu.gh/event1.php

Public Lecture

"Breaking the Silence: An African Perspective on #MeToo"

BRIEF

Over ten years ago, activist Tarana Burke identified the phrase "Me too" as a powerful movement that could help women. Today, the viral hashtag has called much attention to the epidemic of sexual assault and harassment in our society affecting all communities. 

Can Africa seize this opportunity to move the discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination to the next level? Why are many African women not coming out to join the campaign? Does it have anything to do with African cultural settings? 

This lecture seeks to discuss the issue from a holistic perspective and discuss the role envisioned for the African media industry to affect positive change.

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