Call for Abstracts

Concept Note

Kenya has ratified the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its Summit in September 2015. This Agenda stipulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” (SDG 5).Additional six SDGs specifically target Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) (goals 1, 3, 4 8, 10 and 16).

In this respect, the Department of Sociology, Social Work and African Women’s Studies and the Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub of the University of Nairobi (WEE Hub), will hold from 26th to 27th October 2023 the 6th Annual Conference on The Status of African Women. The objectives of the Conference are, using feminist methodologies, to use research findings and case studies to create awareness and fill in the invisible knowledge gaps that exist as a result of the way in which women’s perspectives have been left out of traditional methods of data collection and analysis. Furthermore, the Conference will seek to highlight women’s knowledge, experience and contribution to economic empowerment and sustainable development.


Harnessing Women’s knowledge,experience and contribution towards sustainable development.


  1. Digit -all the future work;Women and innovation, technology in the fourth industrial revolution
  2. Women’s health;syndemics and post pandemics, mental health, reproductive and public health, and calamities
  3. Women experiences with religion in the contemporary world
  4. Women and climate change, agriculture, food security, environment, and disaster preparedness
  5. Women’s collective Agency, self-mobilisation and participation in socio political towards sustainable development.
  6. Women’s Economic empowerment, Labour force participation and property rights

Who can Submit?

The conference welcomes original research and case studies. The conference aims to promote scholarship and academic discourse among students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and development facilitators, professionals working in public and private sectors and other persons who want to bring forth their research work in the field of women studies and epistemology.

Guidelines for Preparation of the Abstract

Abstract should comply with the following format:

  • Length: 250 – 400 words
  • MS Word; Times New Romans (font size = 12), line spacing 1.5
  • Title of the presentation (indicate under which sub-topic)
  • Author(s) and affiliation
  • Focus of the research/case study
  • The conceptual framework
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion

Collaboration among multiple authors, colleagues and other scholars is acceptable with the consent of all co-authors. It is the responsibility of the Lead Presenter to obtain the consent of fellow authors.

Full original papers should be under 12,000 words and will be submitted as per the guidelines which will be provided after acceptance of the abstract.

Conference papers will be presented on power-point


Submission of abstract19/06/2023
Abstract Submission to close25/08/23
Notification of acceptance31/08/2023
Full paper submission30/09/2023
Registration for Conference Starts1/9/2023
Registration for Conference Closes13/10/2023
Conference26th – 27th October 2023

Conference Registration Fee

UoN Undergraduate StudentsKsh.600
UoN StaffKsh. 1,000
UoN Postgraduate StudentsKsh. 1,000
Students from East Africa CommunityKsh. 2,000
International StudentsKsh.3,000  $30
Participants from East Africa CommunityKsh. 3,000
International ParticipantsKsh.5,000 $50

Contact Details

For more information, contact us on

Dr.Marygorety Akinyi Tel :+254722229885


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