Wednesday, November 07, 2012

07 November - Gender - South African Association of Women Graduates improves women and girls status

In today's show, we heard from Hazel Bowen - National President of the South African Association of Women Graduates. She was speaking to us about how they committed to improving the status of women and girls and the Margaret Lindsay Memorial Lecture they sponsors annually. The South African Association of Women Graduates is a non profit organisation founded in 1923 and an affiliate of the International Federation of University Women, and the Federation of University Women of Africa. It’s committed to improving the status of women and girls, furthering the development of education, assisting women to move into decision-making positions, protecting human rights and promoting peace. SAAWG promotes the tertiary education of women and their self-development over their lifespan as it seeks equity for women graduates, cross cultural insights and co-operation, and societal advancement. The organisation's great underlying purpose is world peace, brought about through education and international friendship. For further information you can visit www.saawg.org or www.ifuw.org

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