Hilda Tadria

Hilda Tadria

Throughout my life I have worked for positive changes in the lives of African women. As a young school girl, I remember going along with my mother to teach reading, writing and nutrition to women in her community- based groups. When I first joined Makerere University as a Lecturer, I was concerned that the young […]

Luta M. Shaba


I am a feminist lawyer, policy analyst and Executive Director of a Harare-based non-governmental organisation called The Women’s Trust. I provide training in leadership and personal empowerment with the main focus on capacitating women to engage with governance processes and attain decision-making positions. I have published the Power Stepping Pocket Book for girls as my […]

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

Ghana/ United Kingdom

I am a feminist, an African woman, a blogger, a sister, a daughter, a writer, a life coach and a trainer. I treasure and hold my multiple identities because that gives me the freedom to pursue my multiple interests and enables me to be who I want to be. I value creativity, independence and happiness. […]

Mary Sandasi

Mary Sandasi

I am an HIV/AIDS, gender and human rights activist. I came from the background of a classroom teacher to development worker with women and girls on HIV/AIDS, and I’m currently the Director of the Women and AIDS Support Network in Zimbabwe. I train, mobilise and advocate around the rights and health concerns of positive women, […]

Temitayo Abosede Oyedemi


I live in Lagos, Nigeria where I work as a Programme Associate for Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA), a non governmental organisation working to ensure that every individual has access to treatment education and every HIV infected person can access quality, affordable, ethical and humane treatment which will empower them to take charge of […]

Irene Ovonji-Odida

Irene Ovonji-Odida

My path to feminism was by a long route, grounded in my family background and upbringing, but also honed by the friendships that I made. Born the fourth daughter, but following the only boy, I was nevertheless my father’s favourite. His support gave me the confidence to believe in myself and not see myself as […]

Grace Idaehor Osakue

Grace Idaehor Osakue

A teacher by profession, I am a feminist by choice and a sexuality educator by vocation. I am co-founder of Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria a feminist, youth development organisation whose activities I co-ordinate in Edo State; Country Co-ordinator of the International Reproductive Rights Research Action Group (IRRRAG) in Nige ria; Principal of Itohan Girls […]

‘Funmi (Oluwafunmilayo) Olonisakin


I have worked for many years in the field of international security, a field populated largely by male experts and often dominated by male-led military and security establishments. I head a policy research unit at Kings College London on conflict, security and development, direct a peace and security Fellowship programme for African women and teach […]

Awino Okech


My feminist politics evolved from childhood as I was raised in a family of strong women. I began my engagement with community development work right after high school, through an apprenticeship with a local organisation Kenya Female Advisory Organisation (KEFEADO) based in Kisumu. I had an opportunity to work alongside educationalists on a programme around […]

Iheoma Kennaya Obibi


I am a feminist writer, blogger and activist, living and working in Lagos. There is no other name than “African feminist” that can best describe me and make me comfortable to answer with pride. Being referred to as “that African feminist and writer” is a very satisfying experience. I am an Ashoka Fellow and currently […]