Jessica Horn

I was not born a feminist, but became one pretty soon after I took my first breath and gazed on a world full of possibility but also pain for many girls and women that I encountered. As a feminist I share the belief that women’s oppression can no longer be the legitimate means of ordering […]

Fahima Hashim

Since 1998 I had a lot of feelings of discomfort and a sense of unease within myself about the things around me; I was unable to articulate or classify it and therefore unable to analyse or deal with it. My understanding of gender concepts all these years was never linked to feminism or even a […]

Pregaluxmi (Pregs) Govender

Throughout my life I have committed myself to the interrelated struggles to end racism, classism and sexist oppression. I began formal activism in 1974 and served in the struggle against apartheid as a student activist, a teacher and a trade unionist. In 1987 I began working in a clothing and textiles union, which had the […]

Leymah Roberta Gbowee

I am a Liberian, but currently live and work in Accra, Ghana as Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa. I lead a team of highly competent women to promote women’s participation in peace and security governance in Africa. This entails training rural women in community peacebuilding processes (one of my true passions), […]

Rokhaya Gaye

I am a lawyer with a Bachelors degree in law from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. I have worked for the African Network for Integrated Development (Réseau Africain pour le Développement Integré- RADI) since 1993. I started working with RADI’s legal advice centre. I now coordinate RADI’s legal programme which was created in 1989 […]

Joy Ngozi Ezelio

I live in Nigeria although, as a transnational feminist, my work is certainly beyond the shores of Nigeria. My life’s struggle and work for about two decades has been centred around ending oppression, and promoting the recognition of equal worth of all human beings and the enjoyment of human rights by all, especially women. To […]

Shereen Essof

I am a feminist activist. In Cape Town where I currently live, I am involved in the Water for All Coalition, a coalition of largely working class women who have a established a network that links communities across Cape Town to bolster the struggle against the city administration. I also work with outsourced cleaning workers […]

Comfort Eshiet

I live in Lagos where I work as a Programme Officer with Alliances for Africa (AfA). In this role I have designed and implemented several projects and trained grassroots women on the ideals of feminism and its importance to women in Africa. I was also part of the team that advocated against the Indecent Dressing […]

Jeannette Eno

I am a feminist because I fully subscribe to and actively espouse an ideology which locates women as central to the ordering of our social, political and economic existence. In my professional life I have made the active choice to work with institutions and individuals that share similar values to mine. I grew up in […]

Aminetou Mint El Moctar

I live and work in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania. I am President of a non-governmental organisation called the Association of Women Supporting Families (Association des Femmes Chefs de Familles- AFCF) which advocates for Mauritanian women’s equality, empowerment and their access to decision making bodies. In Mauritania we are struggling against child marriage which is […]