"To me, it is like oxygen"

Listen now to Takyiwaa Manuh on her work to empower women in Ghana
plus: tackling domestic violence in Africa
29 November 2007

openDemocracy's Jane Gabriel speaks to Takyiwaa Manuh, of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Accra, Ghana, about the importance of links between academics and activists in working towards women's empowerment.

This is the third podcast in our Pathways of Women's Empowerment series, and on going partnership with the Institute of Development Studies. IDS is running a research and communications programme linking academics, activists and practitioners to find out ‘what works' to empower women.

Our Marie Stopes Global Safe Abortion conference blog can be found here, as well as our Global Safe Abortion podcast which can be listened to here.

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Join us on Thursday 3 December, 5pm UK time/12pm EST to hear Grace Blakeley talk to Cristina Flesher Fominaya about her new book.

Grace Blakeley Staff writer at Tribune magazine and author of ‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’ and ‘The Corona Crash: How the Pandemic Will Change Capitalism’

Cristina Flesher Fominaya Editor-in-chief of Social Movement Studies Journal; her previous books include ‘Social Movements in a Globalized World’ and ‘The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements’

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