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Stories about the work of WGSC, research, highlights and event summaries, student experiences, reflections from the Collective's contributors and more are posted here.



Howard University Celebrates #GenerationEquality and the HeForShe Campaign

  • 2020-03-18
  • WGSC
  • Howard hosted its Fourth Annual International Women’s Day celebration on March 4, 2020. This year’s theme at Howard University was Generation Equality: Black Women and the Struggles for Equality.

Howard History Professor Thomas A. Foster on the National Women’s History Museum

  • 2020-02-18
  • CNN
  • Article entitled "A museum of women's history is long overdue -- and so are many others" on CNN.com by Thomas A. Foster, Ph.D.

“It Takes a Woman” at Howard University

  • 2019-10-09
  • WGSC
  • After the triumphant release of her autobiography, "It Takes a Woman", former First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings visited Howard University to impart some wisdom on an eager crowd of faculty, dignitaries, and students.

Women in Politics and Law: International Women's Day 2019

  • 2019-03-06
  • WGSC
  • Howard University hosted its third annual International Women’s Day celebration with the guest panel moderated by Ms. Linord Moudou and comprised of Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili and Dr. Hauwa Ibrahim.

Dr. PLO Lumumba on the Role of Africa and the Black Diaspora in International Affairs

  • 2018-10-18
  • WGSC
  • Event highlights from the Palaver Series: "Africa and Black Diasporic Engagements" with Dr. PLO Lumumba, a Kenyan lawyer and anti-corruption activist who served as the Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and the former Director of The Kenya School of Laws.

From Howard University to The Hague: Changing the Picture of Women in International Justice

  • 2017-10-05
  • WGSC
  • Dr. Josephine Jarpa Dawuni's experience at an international conference organized by the GQUAL Campaign, held under the theme “Changing the Picture of International Justice” in The Hague, Netherlands.

How I found My Passion for Gender Equality Womanism in Ghana, The Eighth Wonder of the World

  • 2017
  • WGSC
  • Sabina's student experience in Ghana

Human Trafficking in the Sahel and Gender Based Violence

  • 2017-09-18
  • WGSC
  • Reflections By Oluwatobi Osobukola-Abubu and Paige Valdiserri

Howard University Celebrated the Power and Resilience of Women on International Women’s Day

  • 2017-05-02
  • Howard Newsroom
  • Highlighting the profound impact of women, the event showcased the diversity of Black women who are catalyzing change in their respective communities and countries.

The Politics of Culture, Gender and Identity

  • 2016-09-26
  • WGSC
  • Highlights by Dr. Josephine Dawuni of the event “African Royals at Howard University” featured three Royals from Ghana and Nigeria with the goal of engaging in an open discussion on the intersection of African gender identity and culture in a global system.
The Women, Gender, and Sexualities Collective is a project of Dr. Krista Johnson at the Department of African Studies and Dr. J. Jarpa Dawuni at the Department of Political Science with support from the Center for African Studies at Howard University.