Olufunmilayo Balogun

  I am currently the Director, External Relations and Advocacy to the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Regional Office in Nairobi. My role is to build and strengthen partnerships with multilateral and bilateral organisations and in particular, the African Union and Regional Economic Commissions to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights remain key […]

Kampire Kagale Bahana

Kampire Kagale Bahana

I live and work in Kampala, Uganda for a Women’s non-governmental organisation called Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE). I am a program assistant in the Women in Leadership program and provide support to the program officer and Executive Director to implement programs that increase the number and quality of women in decision-making positions around […]

Yaba Mangela Badoe


I live and work in London and Accra Ghana, where I spend a few months every year making films for the Institute of African Studies, the University of Ghana, Legon. I am a documentary filmmaker and writer with over thirty years experience in broadcast journalism. I’ve made documentaries for BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV and C4. […]

Zeytuna Abdella Azasoo

I live in Ghana. I work with the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an African grant-making foundation whose vision is for African women to live in a world where there is social justice, equality and respect for women’s human rights. In order to achieve this we mobilize and disburse financial, human and material resources to […]

Thelma Awori


I live in Uganda and work across the continent of Africa in various countries. I use my expertise as an adult educator to raise people’s political consciousness around gender and macro economic injustice that would ultimately see them organising to challenge it. I am also a trained facilitator and work as a consultant to facilitate […]

Doo Aphane


I am currently an African human rights and gender consultant living in Mbabane, Swaziland. I work for Women for Women Development Consultancy a company I co-own with a colleague. I have positioned myself to serve in assignments that have added value to the lives of women and their communities. I call myself a feminist because […]

Gertrude Bibi Annoh-Quarshie

Although I live and am based in Accra, my work takes me to a number of African countries. I am currently working with the African Women’s Development Fund, an innovative organisation at the cutting edge of social justice and women’s rights philanthropy in Africa. As Finance Manager, I am responsible for managing the overall financial […]

Beatrice Akello

Beatrice Akello

I work for the Alliance for Integrated Rural Development Information and Resource Centre (AIRDIRC) in Kamuli District, Uganda. I have dedicated my life to addressing the challenges that women face. Within our societies and our communities we have to constantly deal with discrimination and practices that tend to want to make us less than what […]

Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson


I work for the West Africa sub-regional office of WiLDAF ( Law and Development in Africa) as the Coordinator, since April 1997. My role includes travelling extensively to support the strengthening of networks of women’s organizations in the different West African countries. I design and carry out programs in collaboration with these networks, and to […]

Doaa Mohamed Abdelaal


My primary focus areas are women’s economic and political empowerment which has led me to conduct different studies analyzing the situation of women economically and politically. I am a board member of the international solidarity network- Women Living Under Muslim Laws where I participate in different regional plans for supporting and advocating women’s rights. Since […]