Measuring the Substantive Representation of Zimbabwean Women’s Issues in the National Legislature

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series

The presence of women in African politics has been hailed by observers both inside and outside the region as a step in the right direction toward ensuring the representation of women’s issues. Focusing on the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation during the Zimbabwean 8th Parliament Session, Fungisai Musoni will analyze the challenges of measuring women’s substantive representation given the patriarchal nature of Zimbabwean political institutions.

Wednesday, October 4, 12-1 pm

Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on the Ohio State University campus

The event is free and open to the public, and participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the conversation. RSVP here.

About the speaker

Fungisai Musoni is a PhD candidate in the Department of African American and African Studies. She currently teaches AFAMAST 1121: African Civilizations to 1870. The class focuses on Africa’s interaction with other countries. Musoni hopes to inform students about African worldviews through common traditions and practices.


If you can’t make it to the session, the talk will be live streamed and recorded. Streaming logistics: If you don’t have a university login, just enter as a guest. Your system should automatically download a flash plug-in that will allow Adobe Connect to run in your browser. Email Maureen Langlois with questions.

About the Series

The Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Center for African Studies, the Global One Health initiative, and the Global Water Institute. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 12-1 in Enarson 160.

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Photo: Joint Programme for Gender Equality (JPGE) Zimbabwe via Flickr