Call for Papers: Feminist Africa Issue 21 – Fashion and Beauty Politics

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The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is pleased to announce a call for papers for Feminist Africa Issue 21 (Fashion and Beauty Politics). This issue is being guest edited by Simidele Dosekun. For more information about Feminist Africa, please visit www.feministafrica.org. Deadline for Submissions: 31 December 2015 All submissions and enquiries should be […]


PWESCR’s Training of Trainers (ToT) in Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), an international advocacy and educational initiative in the area of women and their economic, social and cultural rights, has launched a women’s rights training programme:   PWESCR’s Training of Trainers (ToT) in Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is an advance human rights training programme […]


The One in Nine Campaign Opportunity: Women’s Leadership exchange programme

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The One in Nine Campaign Opportunity: Women’s Leadership exchange programme Formed in 2006, the One in Nine Campaign is a network of organisations and individuals driven by feminist principles and the desire to live in a society where women are the agents of their own lives, including their sexual lives. The Campaign supports and advocates […]


18 Phenomenal African Feminists to Know and Celebrate

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  What is African Feminism? Many feminists from around the world have contested the idea of whether modern conceptions of feminism are African or un-African. Indeed, feminism has existed in Africa since the times of Queen Nzinga of what is now Mozambique and Yaa Asantewaa of Ghana. These women have inspired contemporary African feminists, who […]


African Women’s Development Fund Job Vacancy: Director of Programmes

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JOB VACANCY AWDF DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES BACKGROUND The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa-wide fundraising and grantmaking foundation based in Accra, Ghana, is looking for a new Director of Programmes (DOP) after nine years of dedicated service by the current post holder. The services of the DOP are required to support the design and […]


Sisterhood is my Political weapon and Feminist Tool

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By Moiyattu Banya   It has been a year since 273 girls were reported missing in Nigeria, due to kidnappings by terrorist network Boko Haram. With heaviness in my heart I stop to reflect on the injustices women continue to face around the world, I realize these networks of solidarity we create, these sisterhood networks […]


Prudence Mabele Nominated to join UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group

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  AWLN member Prudence Mabele celebrates yet another achievement as she is nominated to serve on UN women’s Civil Society Advisory Group. Ms. Mabele is one of South Africa’s most vocal advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS. She joined AWLN to further her goals to improve reproductive health and family planning for African women; a […]


The F Word

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The “F” Word By: Tendai Garwe Fashionistas– they love clothes, not necessarily those trending on the #ZimFashionWeek run way, but ones that inform their own unique style. They have striking hair with all different shapes, colours and cuts. Their fashion communicates something, only it’s a secret code only they understand. I was at a Regional […]


Thousands Who Belong Under the Sun

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by Sionne Neely “We’ve said it before: We don’t like prisons, but we are not afraid of them. There are thousands of innocent people who belong under the sun, not in prison cells, but we will continue with our attempts under any and all circumstances.” ~ Mahienour Elmasry To women rights defenders Yara Sallam, Sanaa […]