African Women’s Development Fund Job Vacancy: Director of Programmes

JOB VACANCY AWDF DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES BACKGROUND The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa-wide fundraising and grantmaking foundation based in Accra, Ghana, is looking for a new Director of Programmes (DOP) after nine years of dedicated service by the current post holder. The services of the DOP are required to support the design and […]

Coalition of African Lesbians Granted Observer Status at the African Commission...

STATEMENT ON DECISION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS TO GRANT OBSERVER STATUS TO THE COALITION OF AFRICAN LESBIANS Friday, 25 April 2015 Banjul, Gambia The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) congratulates the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The African Commission) for their decision to grant CAL Observer Status at the […]

Sisterhood is my Political weapon and Feminist Tool

By Moiyattu Banya   It has been a year since 273 girls were reported missing in Nigeria, due to kidnappings by terrorist network Boko Haram. With heaviness in my heart I stop to reflect on the injustices women continue to face around the world, I realize these networks of solidarity we create, these sisterhood networks […]

Prudence Mabele Nominated to join UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group

This story was originally posted on the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN):   AWLN member Prudence Mabele celebrates yet another achievement as she is nominated to serve on UN women’s Civil Society Advisory Group. Ms. Mabele is one of South Africa’s most vocal advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS. […]

The F Word

The “F” Word Fashionistas– they love clothes, not necessarily those trending on the #ZimFashionWeek run way, but ones that inform their own unique style. They have striking hair with all different shapes, colours and cuts. Their fashion communicates something, only it’s a secret code only they understand. I was at a Regional Creative Non Fictional […]

African Women’s Development Fund Job Vacancy: Director of Programmes

JOB VACANCY AWDF DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES BACKGROUND The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa-wide fundraising and grantmaking foundation based in Accra, Ghana, is looking for a new Director of Programmes (DOP) after nine years of dedicated service by the current post holder. The services of the DOP are required to support the design and […]

Coalition of African Lesbians Granted Observer Status at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

STATEMENT ON DECISION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS TO GRANT OBSERVER STATUS TO THE COALITION OF AFRICAN LESBIANS Friday, 25 April 2015 Banjul, Gambia The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) congratulates the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The African Commission) for their decision to grant CAL Observer Status at the […]

Sisterhood is my Political weapon and Feminist Tool

By Moiyattu Banya   It has been a year since 273 girls were reported missing in Nigeria, due to kidnappings by terrorist network Boko Haram. With heaviness in my heart I stop to reflect on the injustices women continue to face around the world, I realize these networks of solidarity we create, these sisterhood networks […]

Prudence Mabele Nominated to join UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group

This story was originally posted on the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN):   AWLN member Prudence Mabele celebrates yet another achievement as she is nominated to serve on UN women’s Civil Society Advisory Group. Ms. Mabele is one of South Africa’s most vocal advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS. […]

The F Word

The “F” Word Fashionistas– they love clothes, not necessarily those trending on the #ZimFashionWeek run way, but ones that inform their own unique style. They have striking hair with all different shapes, colours and cuts. Their fashion communicates something, only it’s a secret code only they understand. I was at a Regional Creative Non Fictional […]

Thousands Who Belong Under the Sun

by Sionne Neely “We’ve said it before: We don’t like prisons, but we are not afraid of them. There are thousands of innocent people who belong under the sun, not in prison cells, but we will continue with our attempts under any and all circumstances.” ~ Mahienour Elmasry To women rights defenders Yara Sallam, Sanaa […]

For Yara, Sanaa and All Your Comrades

More than a year ago I heard one of India’s most powerful activist poets, K Satchidanandan, recite a poem he had written for Indian activist Irom Sharmila. Sharmila has been on hunger strike for the last fourteen years in protest against the brutal Armed Forces Special Powers Laws. Similar to you –and others like you, in Palestine, […]

Minority

“You’ve got rules telling me what to do but is there anyone checking up on you?”   “Activism takes on many forms. I speak out through my music and share wherever I can. This song was inspired by seeing, hearing, feeling stories of injustice. It’s a plight for equal rights for all people regardless of […]

Freedom Will Always Be Our Ultimate Goal

By Doaa Abdelaal 9th November, 2014 Life is so strange most of the time. It is the 9th of November again… for those who can remember, it was on this same 9th day of November, at night, when the Berlin wall started falling. I was 13 years then, watching it on the screen of our […]

Freedom is Our Right

by Fatma Emam   In my country, we are witnessing the backlash of an incomplete revolution. We are suffering at the hands of a military junta and the Islamists who stole our dreams. In spite of this, we go on in the heat of solidarity and the power of our passion.  I want to confess […]