I, Professor (Mrs) Evelyn Uwa Edosomwan welcome you to the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. The Centre promotes excellence in multi-disciplinary research and teaching on gender issues that will ultimately lead to gender mainstreaming, development of gender responsive curricula and good gender policy formulation, dissemination, evaluation and monitoring. The Centre not only broadens the learning experiences of female and male students for better future options, but emphasizes the empowerment and capacity building in research and leadership. The Centre also organizes seminars, workshops, book fairs and special lectures on gender related issues for increased gender sensitization and awareness.
The Centre is an autonomous under the Office of the Vice Chancellor. It is multi-disciplinary in focus and works in collaboration with departments and units where internal resource persons are available. Our Centre has a management committee, a Director, Project Co-ordinators, Research (academic and non-academic) and administrative staff who work in harmony to achieve the mission and objectives of the Centre.
The Centre hosts a postgraduate programme (Masters) in Gender and Peace Building and a number of certificate courses in various areas in Gender Studies. The Centre also regularly publishes an Academic Journal “Benin Journal of Gender Studies”. Our Centre not only collaborates with the academia, but with several governmental and non-governmental Organizations on gender related issues. I hereby encourage you to visit the Centre to have a feel of the excellence in increased gender sensitization and awareness. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us. Thank you and welcome.
Evelyn Uwa Edosomwan, Ph.D
Director and Professor
Email: [email protected]