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 […]

Iheoma Obibi

Iheoma Obibi

Iheoma is a Nigerian feminist, writer and human rights activist with extensive experience providing training to rural and urban poor communities in Africa and to marginalised communities in London. She is presently the Executive Director of Alliances for Africa an international non-governmental organisation that is engaged in human rights training, legislative advocacy, public policy and community […]