SCHOOLING OF GIRLS IN CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, TOWARDS A MORE EGALITARIAN SOCIETY?

28/01/2022
Local: 6:00 pm
Paris: 6:00 pm
Institut Français Du Congo (IFC) ROND POINT DE LA REPUBLIQUE, BRAZZAVILLE, CG
Congo Republic
FRENCH

Round Table: "Schooling of girls in Congo-Brazzaville, towards a more egalitarian society?

The issue of girls' schooling in Congo-Brazzaville is a real social issue that must be addressed in order to (re)build a more egalitarian society together. After
After a brief historical review of school policies in favour (or against) girls since 1911, we would like to return to the following themes during this round table:

  • Questions of guidance in schools: guidance that has long been gendered but also encouraged with little choice left to young women. We will come back to the importance of setting up real guidance counselling in the Congo.
  • Issue of retention in the school system: Discussion on girls' school dropout but also on sexual harassment in schools and on civil society mobilisations against this phenomenon and that of school dropout (FAWE, Tosala)
  • The question of female figures: This will involve questioning the lack of references and models to which young women could relate, the question of the visibility of women who have "succeeded" (such as Hélène Bouboutou, Yolande Odoueme, Emilienne Raoul, Mambou Aimée Gnali)

Speakers:

Scholastique Dianzinga, historian specialising in the history of women in the Congo, who initiated the creation of the Congolese national branch of FAWE (a pan-African NGO founded to promote girls' education in sub-Saharan Africa) and coordinator of the Cameroon-Congo Inter-State University project.
Lenda Milandou, deputy prosecutor, active member of the Association of Women Lawyers of Congo and advisor to the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers.
of Women in Legal Careers.
Justine Martin, AMES project manager (Expertise France and AFD), project to support the modernisation of higher education in Congo, doctor of philosophy (thesis
in philosophy of higher education in post-colonial contexts and more particularly in sub-Saharan Africa).
Lisa Leroy (moderator of the round table), a student in a master's degree programme in contemporary history and gender studies, a dissertation in progress on the first Congolese women who received scholarships during the colonial period and went on to higher education in metropolitan France...