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WOMEN: HEALTH & HUM RTS / CALL for Proposals Abstracts Moderators ...



*  WOMEN:  HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS
*  WOMEN OF AFRICA & THE DIASPORA
*  CONFERENCE - OCT 22-27 '98 in Indianapolis, IN-USA
*  CALL FOR PAPERS, PROPOSALS, ABSTRACTS, MODERATORS,
                  EXHIBITORS, VOLUNTEERS





Hi,


We are forwarding this announcement to you in hopes that you
    will share it as widely as possible ... your help in 
    making this Conference a success would be greatly 
    appreciated! 

    Kind regards,


    Jackie

_____________________


    Jackie Thomas-Smith, PhD



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2nd Int'l WAAD Conference Convenor: 

     Dr. Obioma G. NNAEMEKA

Send inquiries to:

     nnaemeka at iupui.edu, abc at starmail.com, aaws at iupui.edu


Temporary Websites (find history, goals, Registration Form):

  http://freeyellow.com/members2/african-diaspora/women-conf.html
  http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws 
   

H E L P   N E E D E D :  We need to get a Website up & running ASAP
   ...if there are any volunteers with expertise, pls get in touch with
Obi.


        *  PLEASE POST/CIRCULATE

        *  CALL FOR PAPERS ABSTRACTS PROPOSALS PRESENTERS
                   MODERATORS VOLUNTEERS EXHIBITORS

        *  SUBMIT A ONE-PAGE PROPOSAL ASAP BY REGULAR MAIL
                   E-mail & Faxes are UNACCEPTABLE

        *  Invited to JOIN the AAWS Discussion List & PARTICIPATE!
           To join, send the message "SUBSCRIBE AFWOSCHO" to:

                LISTSERV at LISTSERV.IUPUI.EDU


2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN AFRICA &
          THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (WAAD)


THEME--WOMEN IN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA:
          HEALTH & HUMAN RIGHTS

         *  INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, USA

         *  OCTOBER 22-27, 1998


Contact:

Professor Obioma NNAEMEKA, Convenor
Second WAAD Conference
French and Women's Studies
Indiana University
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA

Phone: 
       (317) 278-2038
       (317) 274-0062 (messages)
Fax:   
       (317) 274-2347

E-mail:  
       nnaemeka at iupui.edu
       abc at starmail.com
       aaws at iupui.edu


In July 1992, over 700 researchers, activists,
policy makers, and students from all continents
assembled in Nsukka--a small, rural town in
southeastern Nigeria--for the first international
conference on "Women in Africa and the African
Diaspora: Bridges across Activism and the Academy"
(WAAD). Convinced by the need to build bridges
across racial, gender, ethnic, class, locational,
national, and disciplinary boundaries, the
organizers extended an invitation to researchers,
activists, policy makers, and students irrespective
of gender, race, ethnicity, or national origin.

The interdisciplinary focus of the second WAAD
conference is a crucial one. Health will be
discussed not only as a physical and medical
question but,in a broader sense, as a social issue,
thus allowing participants to debate health issues
in their relatedness to the economy, education,
human rights,the arts, militarization, cultural
practices, environmental issues, ethnic conflicts,
refugee problems, etc., in the context of global
interdependence and international politics. Human
rights questions will be discussed in a holistic
way by linking socio-economic rights to civil and
political rights.

The presentations at the WAAD conference will
include recent trends in morbidity and mortality in
women of African descent, socio-cultural factors
which impact on the health of women of African
descent, and the impact of changing focus of
medical research. Discussions will also focus on
how health issues are imagined in the arts or how
dramatic changes in climatic conditions with
resultant dislocations and food shortages, changes
in economic and social policies and the escalation
of ethnic politics and armed conflicts continent
impact the health and human rights of women of
African descent.

Workshops at the conference will target specific
health and human rights issues--AIDS, female
genital surgeries, traditional medicine/birth,
preventative care, reproductive health, widowhood,
medical research, infant and maternal health, health
care policy, religious fundamentalism, war, ethnic
conflicts, and refugee problems. The conference will
provide an occasion for participants to not only
learn what the problems are but also to share,
celebrate, and learn from success stories.


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*  Pls go to WebsiteS or E-mail us for the Reg Form
      and for guidelines on abstracts and proposals which 
      are due ASAP.

*  Temporary Websites (find history, goals, Registration Form):

  http://freeyellow.com/members2/african-diaspora/women-conf.html
  http://www.iupui.edu/~aaws 


*  FOR MORE INFO....

PLS SEND A MSG WITH SUBJ: "SEND INFO ON WAAD CONF" to

      abc at starmail.com, nnaemeka at iupui.edu, aaws at iupui.edu


Thank you!



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