Market Women of Lomé

In Lomé, Togo, Ewe market women undertook similar types of political action and resistance as their Nigerian and Ghanaian counterparts. However, the Ewe herstory is little known. Between 1932 and 1933, the market women were provoked into action by a vacuum of power created by a political stalemate between three male-dominated political groupings that were […]

The Kom Women’s Rebellion  

Kom women in the Bamenda Grassfields of North West Cameroon launched a three-year period of revolt between 1958 and 1961 known as the Anlu Rebellion, which was provoked by the colonial imposition of vertical contour farming. Through public singing, verbal insults, dancing, demonstrating in public and seizing control of resources, women intensified their anti-colonial protest […]

The Igbo Women’s War of 1929

An important act of women’s resistance in Nigeria’s history is the Igbo women’s ‘war’ of 1929, which centred around market women’s opposition to unfair taxation and indirect rule in southern Nigeria by the British colonial authorities. Before the British colonised southern Nigeria in 1884, Yoruba and Igbo women in the region had powerful political, judicial […]

National Feminist Forum (Congo Brazzaville)

The Central Africa Young Feminist Forum was held from 8th to 10th February 2012 in Congo Brazzaville. This Forum was attended by 39 young and not so young feminists from 5 West and Central African countries as follows: 3 from Cameroon; 2 from the Central African Republic; 9 from the Democratic Republic of Congo; 23 […]

South African Feminist Forum

In October 2011, A collective of South African feminists, convened a 2-day meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a South African Feminist Forum (SAFF). This initiative was born out of the regional African Feminist Forums. The goal of the meeting was to bring together feminists living in and from South Africa for reflection, alliance […]

Zimbabwe Feminist Forum

In line with the AFF, the Zimbabwe Feminist Forum (ZFF) seeks to create a platform for communicating and engaging with Zimbabwean feminists from all strata of society. The ZFF seeks to open up space for more dialogue, dialectical exchange, information, debates, knowledge generation and critical analyses of all sectors and their responses thus far to […]

Uganda Feminist Forum

The Uganda Feminist Forum (UFF) held its inaugural meeting on 17th – 19th January 2008 at the Nile Resort Hotel in Jinja, Uganda. The UFF was born of a number of processes, each aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of the feminist movement both at national and regional levels. It began in 2005 with the Women […]

Liberia Feminist Forum

The Liberia Feminist Forum is a safe space in which women leaders and other individuals come together to: share, learn and build solidarity. Learn more about the Liberian Feminist Forum.

Senegalese Feminist Forum

The first Senegalese feminist forum was held between 7th-9th August 2009. The meeting brought together 30 women from different backgrounds including community based women’s representatives, women’s human rights activists, writers, film makers, lecturers and women from the development sector. The objectives of the Forum were: To create an effective feminist movement in Senegal as well […]

Nigerian Feminist Forum

Nigerian Feminist Forum

The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) is a biennial conference that brings together Nigerian feminist activists to deliberate on issues of key concern to the movement. It was developed out of the growing concern amongst feminists in the Country. The NFF has been years in the making. It has been discussed at Nigerian women’s meetings, at […]