Siphokazi (Sipho) Mtathi


I am a feminist activist, educator, creative writer and poet. For the past ten years, I have organised around HIV and AIDS. I was a member of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa, serving as the organisation’s National Deputy Chairperson, National Treatment Literacy Coordinator and subsequently General Secretary. I was also a Steering […]

Setcheme Jeronime M. Mongbo


I have worked for over 17 years to promote justice for women and girls through economic empowerment, education, counselling and legal actions. To broadly fulfil my mission, I founded the organisation SIN-DO which is women-led and women-focused. At present I work as Chief of Party of the EMPOWER Project, a project implemented by CARE International, […]

Zeedah Mutheu Doris Mierhofer-Mangeli


I am a feminist trainer, leading workshops on empowerment, development and gender and security sector reform. I have a passion for oral herstories; collecting the life stories of older African women as a means of documenting women’s testimony and experience. I also use my camera to document women’s activism and lives of African women. Over […]

Sindi Medar-Gould


I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I work with Baobab for Women’s Human Rights, a non-profit, non-governmental and non-religious women’s human rights organisation that is committed to the promotion and protection of women’s human rights under the three parallel systems of law in Nigeria, namely customary, statutory and religious laws. The organisation that I work for […]

Marjorie Mbilinyi


I call myself a transformative feminist because I am passionate about changing the present structures of power which oppress and exploit girls and women. I have struggled against gender discrimination all my life, beginning as a child who did not know how to name the source of the anger and bitterness that I felt. As […]

Tomupeishe Anne Maphosa


I work in a gender and development consultancy in Harare as the Communications Officer. My work includes assessments, strategic planning and gathering and disseminating information to support the development of organisations working on gender equality and women’s rights. I am a self-motivated woman who is concerned about and works towards the fulfilment of equity and […]

Amina Mama

Amina Mama

I am a researcher and university professor and teach courses on gender and the politics of development development, militarism, feminist theory and methodology and women’s movements. I hold a tenured professorship as the Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and am currently serving as the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair […]

Usu Ndeanasia Mallya

Usu Ndeanasia Mallya

I am a feminist activist and work as Executive Director of the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP), a feminist organisation whose vision is to see a transformed Tanzanian society where there is gender equality, equity and social justice. I grew up observing and agitating against inequalities based on gender. As a woman, wife, and a […]

Betty Makoni

Betty Makoni

I am the Director of the Girl Child Network (GCN) which is an activist organisation for over 60, 000 girls in Zimbabwe. I founded the organisation in 1998 and am now working on creating a sister organization in Botswana. With GCN I design progressive empowerment programs that facilitate, instil and provide the means for girls […]

Pravina Makan-Lakha

Pravina Makan Lakha

I live in Tongaat, a small town to the north of the city of Durban, and work at a civil society institution, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) that aims to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence […]