Everjoice J. Win

Everjoice J. Win

I am a Zimbabwean, and while I have worked in many countries I always regard Zimbabwe as my home. I have been an active member of the struggle for women’s rights and recognition in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa and beyond. In Zimbabwe I have worked with the Women’s Action Group and Women in Law and Development […]

Shamillah Wilson


I run my own enterprise Sowilo Leadership Solutions, as well as consult on women’s rights, HIV/AIDS and sexual rights. I am a feminist because I believe that human beings have the potential to be great – not based on anything but their humanity. Knowing that structural inequalities prevent women from accessing their basic rights, needs, […]

Korto Reeves Williams


I live in a country which The Economist magazine described in 2003 as “the worst place in the world to live”. Now we have made history by electing the first female president in Africa. These descriptions eliminate every other country except Liberia. I work as the Women’s Rights Coordinator of ActionAid Liberia, meaning that I […]

L. Muthoni Wanyeki


I am a political scientist who works on development communication, gender and human rights. I currently work as the Executive Director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC). Prior to this I was the Executive Director of the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a regional feminist network. I have chosen the political identity […]

Mary Wandia

Mary Wandia

I am an African feminist. I became a feminist shortly after joining the regional organization the African Women’s Development and Communications Network (FEMNET) in 1999 where I worked as a Programme Officer advocating gender mainstreaming in the transition from the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union (AU) as well as trade and financing […]

Isatou Touray

Isatou Touray

I was born in Banjul where I received my education. I initially trained as a teacher, and was posted in various parts of the country, including the rural areas. I observed that women were working for over 18 hours and walking for long distances to collect firewood with their children on their back. As a […]

Una Kumba Thompson


Many years back, I called myself a political activist. I desired to see change in governance and was part of a student movement advocating for a government that would be democratic, inclusive and non-discriminatory and a government that would bring about socio-economic opportunities, political participation and prosperity for the masses. Those were the days when […]

Mariam Tendou Kamara


I was born in Liberia to a mother from the Democratic Republic of Congo and father from Guinea. I trained and worked as a pharmacist in the United States of America specialising in HIV/AIDS. In 2005 I raised funds to travel back to Guinea on an exploratory mission to assess civil society work around women […]

Sylvia Tamale


I am an academic, a lawyer, sociologist and feminist activist. I am also an Associate Professor and currently the Dean of Law at Makerere University, the first woman to ever hold that position in Uganda. I graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University, a Masters in Law from Harvard University and a PhD […]

Mabel Ule Ngoe Takona


I am a Cameroonian but I live in Nairobi, Kenya, where I work with ActionAid International in the Africa regional office as the Africa regional coordinator for HIV and AIDS. I manage the regional HIV/ AIDS activities and collabo- rate with a range of stakeholders to advocate for the right to life and dignity for […]