Rest in Peace: Hope Turyasingura

The Feminist and Women’s Rights community in Uganda deeply mourns the passing of one of our fiercest activists, Hope Turyasingura. Hope, who was the chairperson of the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention for many years before becoming a consultant, was also a member of a number of women’s organisations in Uganda, including Action for Development […]

Why Feminism?

I grew up primarily surrounded by women and listened to conversations on women’s issues. I’ve heard many stories on the struggles of womanhood, and I’ve been advised on the need for strength to face the world as a young woman. Learning to appreciate the culture of feminism was almost a choiceless choice to me. In […]

African Feminist Forum Working Group statement in solidarity with women human...

As the African Feminist Forum Working Group we are distressed to hear that nine women human rights defenders were arrested on 21 June 2014 in Cairo after participating in a peaceful protest against the Protest and Public Assembly Law[1]. The nine women are: Yara Sallam, Sanaa Seif, Hanan Mustafa Mohamed, Salwa Mihriz, Samar Ibrahim, Rania […]

A Survival Guide against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Law

While we earnestly wait for the recently passed Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Law (hereinafter referred to as the SSMPL) to be either reviewed or totally abolished by the Nigerian Law makers, thanks to the effortless moves being made by various Human rights’ organizations; the question that every gay person faces and cannot seem to get […]

Ms Afropolitan interviews Iheoma Obibi

We were really thrilled to see this interview of Iheoma Obibi, a feminist, entrepreneur and steering committee member of the Nigeria Feminist Forum (NFF) on MsAfropolitan, one of our favourite African feminist blogs. In this interview Iheoma shares about the challenges of starting Nigeria’s first online sex shop, Intimate Pleasures: My motivation came after several years […]

Rest in Peace: Hope Turyasingura

The Feminist and Women’s Rights community in Uganda deeply mourns the passing of one of our fiercest activists, Hope Turyasingura. Hope, who was the chairperson of the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention for many years before becoming a consultant, was also a member of a number of women’s organisations in Uganda, including Action for Development […]

Why Feminism?

I grew up primarily surrounded by women and listened to conversations on women’s issues. I’ve heard many stories on the struggles of womanhood, and I’ve been advised on the need for strength to face the world as a young woman. Learning to appreciate the culture of feminism was almost a choiceless choice to me. In […]

African Feminist Forum Working Group statement in solidarity with women human rights defenders arrested and detained in Cairo

As the African Feminist Forum Working Group we are distressed to hear that nine women human rights defenders were arrested on 21 June 2014 in Cairo after participating in a peaceful protest against the Protest and Public Assembly Law[1]. The nine women are: Yara Sallam, Sanaa Seif, Hanan Mustafa Mohamed, Salwa Mihriz, Samar Ibrahim, Rania […]

A Survival Guide against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Law

While we earnestly wait for the recently passed Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Law (hereinafter referred to as the SSMPL) to be either reviewed or totally abolished by the Nigerian Law makers, thanks to the effortless moves being made by various Human rights’ organizations; the question that every gay person faces and cannot seem to get […]

Ms Afropolitan interviews Iheoma Obibi

We were really thrilled to see this interview of Iheoma Obibi, a feminist, entrepreneur and steering committee member of the Nigeria Feminist Forum (NFF) on MsAfropolitan, one of our favourite African feminist blogs. In this interview Iheoma shares about the challenges of starting Nigeria’s first online sex shop, Intimate Pleasures: My motivation came after several years […]

Minna Salami to speak about African women and leadership at MEDays, the South’s own forum

Minna Salami, writer and African feminist blogger at multiple award winning site, MsAfropolitan.com, will be speaking about African women and leadership at MEDays, the international forum dubbed as “the South’s own forum” taking place November 13 to 16 2013 in Tangier. For the sixth edition of the international MEDays forum, high level policymakers from Africa, […]

Video: Amina Doherty and Zainah Anwar on France 24

In the video below, Amina Doherty, founding coordinator of FRIDA, and Zainah Anwar, Director of Musawah  speak on feminism, religious interpretation of texts, and challenges facing young feminist funds in this interview with France 24 held on the sidelines of the recent 2014 Women’s Forum in Deauville, France. THE INTERVIEW – Zainah Anwar, director of… […]

Uganda Women’s Network update on Youth Minister’s utterance on Rape

In the Daily Monitor of 24th September 2013, Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule went on record with the notion that women dressed indecently have asked to be raped and suspects who have raped such women should be released. To quote the newspaper he said “If she is dressed poorly and is raped, no one should […]

London: Jessica Horn to speak at New Internationalist event – What does it mean to be an ‘internationalist’ today?

Jessica Horn, a founding member of the African Feminist Forum working group, and co-editor of ‘Voice, Power and Soul: Portraits of African Feminists‘ will be speaking on the subject, ‘What does it mean to be an internationalist today?’ at a symposium organised by the New Internationalist. The symposium will be co-chaired by Hannah Pool (journalist/author) […]

Half of a Yellow Sun premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

This is the trailer for the movie that I just cannot wait to see this year I absolutely loved the book, Half of a Yellow Sun, and I cannot wait to watch the film when it is officially released worldwide. Yesterday, I told my friend Elvina about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) premiere of […]