Leaders discuss importance of women’s equality at the Nile Basin

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Women play a vital role in the use, management, and supply of resources such as water, food, and energy at community and household levels in all the Nile Basin countries. However, they are often overlooked in decision-making and planning processes. What would a Nile Basin look like if its women were fully empowered, and how do their challenges relate to broader regional gender issues?

The Female Perspectives on the Nile, presented by the UMD School of Public Policy and Artist Partner Program, will talk about just that at noon on Monday at the Van Munching Hall at the UMD School of Public Policy Atrium.

Join several female musicians from Nile Project Collective, along with Prof. Sahar Khamis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women’s Studies and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland, Prof. Chloe Schwenke, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, with moderator Prof. Stacy Kosko, Assistant Director, Minor in International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland..

This event is part of The Clarice’s presentation of The Nile Project. A free lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The event if free, but RSVP is requested. For more information, visit theclarice.umd.edu or call 301-405-2787.

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“If she is to be equally efficient with her
brother for work in the world,
a girl must be given equal
chances with him…”Baden-Powell

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