WOB contributed $1000 towards Prof Randell travel to Rwanda, where she attended the Women’s Forum held in conjunction with the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 20-25 June.
Delegates at the Commonwealth Women's Forum discussed solutions to address pressing challenges affecting women and girls across the Commonwealth and to ensure member countries have robust policies and programmes to meet gender equality targets by 2030.
While in Kigali, Prof Randell also presented her usual Shirley Randell Awards for top students at the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Rwanda and spoke to women parliamentarians and senior women and their associations.
She spoke on her book Gender and Learning in Rwanda and has been giving presentations on this to various Zonta, ISAA and Graduate Women groups in Sydney (and Zoom seminars with Graduate Women International and Graduate Women in Mexico).
Prof Randell AO has had a fascinating and eminent career in developing countries across the globe. She is world renowned for her work with women in Rwanda after the genocide, in particular in educating and enabling their rise to political leadership roles.
In 2009, Prof Randell and Dr Hilary Yerbury established the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development at the Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda
The publication on the creation of the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development in Rwanda features chapters by the first academics and stories by the graduates. UTS has published this ebook under a Creative Commons license so it is available for many from the developing world to read if they have access to the internet.
The book can also be printed from the link HERE or purchased from Amazon stores.
The NSW governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC launched the book to a small audience during COVID in January 2022.
Listen to Prof Randell in conversation with Claire Braund in this WOB Making it Real podcast HERE