Check out #WhenWomenSpeak, (Re)Defining Kenyan Feminisms

Check out the first edition of Brainstorm Quarterly which is on women and feminisms. Click here to download

Statement for the High-level Event on the Contributions of Women, the Young, and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

By: Amina Doherty on behalf of The Women’s Major Group   Introduction 1. Mr. President of the General Assembly, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen: Good Afternoon.   2. The Women’s Major Group consisting of over 500 organizations greatly welcomes the background note for this high-level event, calling for full participation of women, youth and […]

Voice Power and Soul: Portraits of African Feminists 2

In this edition 64 African women describe their personal evolution as feminists, their work, and their vision for an African continent, framed by equality and respect for women’s rights. The women profiled represent over five decades of feminist activism. Their stories bear witness to a legacy of African feminist thought and resistance which is rarely […]

CODE RED: African Women Rising in Media and Tech at Social Media Week

Yes to African women rising in technology, media, and in all spaces of life. Do check out this event if you’re attending social media Week Nigeria.    

A Survival Guide against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Law

While we earnestly wait for the recently passed Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Law (hereinafter referred to as the SSMPL) to be either reviewed or totally abolished by the Nigerian Law makers, thanks to the effortless moves being made by various Human rights’ organizations; the question that every gay person faces and cannot seem to get […]

Ms Afropolitan interviews Iheoma Obibi

We were really thrilled to see this interview of Iheoma Obibi, a feminist, entrepreneur and steering committee member of the Nigeria Feminist Forum (NFF) on MsAfropolitan, one of our favourite African feminist blogs. In this interview Iheoma shares about the challenges of starting Nigeria’s first online sex shop, Intimate Pleasures: My motivation came after several years […]

Minna Salami to speak about African women and leadership at MEDays, the South’s own forum

Minna Salami, writer and African feminist blogger at multiple award winning site,, will be speaking about African women and leadership at MEDays, the international forum dubbed as “the South’s own forum” taking place November 13 to 16 2013 in Tangier. For the sixth edition of the international MEDays forum, high level policymakers from Africa, […]

Video: Amina Doherty and Zainah Anwar on France 24

In the video below, Amina Doherty, founding coordinator of FRIDA, and Zainah Anwar, Director of Musawah  speak on feminism, religious interpretation of texts, and challenges facing young feminist funds in this interview with France 24 held on the sidelines of the recent 2014 Women’s Forum in Deauville, France. THE INTERVIEW – Zainah Anwar, director of… […]

Uganda Women’s Network update on Youth Minister’s utterance on Rape

In the Daily Monitor of 24th September 2013, Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule went on record with the notion that women dressed indecently have asked to be raped and suspects who have raped such women should be released. To quote the newspaper he said “If she is dressed poorly and is raped, no one should […]

London: Jessica Horn to speak at New Internationalist event – What does it mean to be an ‘internationalist’ today?

Jessica Horn, a founding member of the African Feminist Forum working group, and co-editor of ‘Voice, Power and Soul: Portraits of African Feminists‘ will be speaking on the subject, ‘What does it mean to be an internationalist today?’ at a symposium organised by the New Internationalist. The symposium will be co-chaired by Hannah Pool (journalist/author) […]