Sophia Kpebutso

I was born and raised in Ghana. I work with the AWDF a Pan-African grantmaking foundation which mobilises financial resources to support local, national and international initiatives led by women with a vision for African women to live in a world where there is social justice, equality and respect for human rights I am a […]

Kathambi Kinoti

I live and work in Nairobi, Kenya. A lawyer by training, I have extensive experience in the field of women’s rights. I am a writer and researcher, passionate about women and Africa. For the past few years, I have worked as the Women’s Rights Information Coordinator of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), […]

Fatoumata Badini Kinda


I live in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and I am a Lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou in the Department of Sociology. The courses I teach include Gender and Development Analysis; Gender Education and Society, Research Methodology and Urban and Industrial Sociology. In addition to teaching I also supervise the dissertations and theses of students as […]

Fatma Zohra Karadja


I live in Algeria. I am the Director of an organisation that supports abandoned children and deprived women. I am also the Chair of an organisation promotes the rights of women and children and provide psychological support to mothers. I am currently the Vice President of ECOSOCC/AU (Economic and Social Cultural Council of the African […]

Ngozi Iwere

I live in Lagos, Nigeria. For the past 35 years, I have been an activist for social justice; I helped to build the radical student’s movement in the country in the 1980s and I’m active in the pro-democracy and working class struggles. I am the founding Director of Community Life Project (CLP), which is a […]

Caroline Bazarrabusa Horn

Caroline Bazarrabusa Horn

I am currently resident in Uganda where I was born and grew up. I have also been enrolled in a Masters level gender studies program as a student at a university in Kampala. I am a state registered nurse, midwife and health visitor by profession and I have worked in Uganda, Nigeria and the UK […]

Azola Goqwana

Azola Goqwana

I live in Cape Town; South Africa.  I was born in a small remote rural village in the Eastern Cape called Mqanduli. Even if I were to go anywhere in the world I would still go back home because it is the place that reminds me of who I am; it keeps me grounded. I […]

Diakhoumba Gassama


I am a human rights lawyer and I am currently working for UNDP  in New York.  I am a feminist because I believe as a human rights activist that there is a serious emergency for women and girls to be respected and for them to have the same opportunities as men and boys in all […]

Lesley Ann Foster

Lesley Ann Foster

I live in East London, South Africa. My work is across 26 African countries because I am president of Amanitare Sexual Rights Network. I am also on the board of IWRAW AP and our work is across 122 countries.  I work on issues of gender equality and social justice, with specific focus on violence against […]

Mariama Faye

Mariama Faye

I live in Dakar, Senegal where I have been working as a consultant to GREFELS (A research on Women and Law group based in Senegal) since the year 2009. My work as an independent consultant has included being election monitoring, capacity building workshops, networking, drafting of fundraising proposals, implementation of research projects and report-writing. I […]