Welcome to the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies
The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies envisions that through our promotion of gender justice and human rights, we will assist in alleviating poverty amongst women and men in Southern Africa, and in building a culture of tolerance, diversity and democracy. To this end, the Institute is embarking on a programme to promote training, research and publications on gender and transformation, in collaboration with cognate departments, as well as with colleagues and stakeholders from civil society, government, local communities and key individuals.
Our mission is to promote the production of critical knowledge about gender relations in all aspects of social life, to build the intellectual capacity of researchers and future policymakers at the University of Pretoria, in South African civil society, state and the continent, and to realise this vision of gendered development, justice and transformation.
Address: Institute for Women's and Gender Studies
Human Sciences Building Room 20-17.2
University of Pretoria
Private bag X20 Hatfield
GPS Coordinates: X: 28d 13.8680m
Y: -25d 45.3185m
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.
The aims were to assist civil society organisations in developing digital data recording tools for sexual offenses cases and 2) to conduct a monitoring and evaluation of the criminal justice process for sexual offenses.
Assessment of Gender Mainstreaming and Sexual Harrassment at the University of Pretoria
Finally we are collaborating with the Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for the Study of AIDS in conducting a gender audit at the University of Pretoria