Feminist Art & Creativity: 2 New Links

Do check out Yaba Badoe’s website http://www.witchesofgambaga.com/ . We’re proud to announce that “The Witches of Gambaga” documentary won second prize in the documentary category at the just ended FESPACO. Also find a new website for African feminist artists established by our very own Jessica Horn at http://nyangoma.wordpress.com/

Press Release by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

Press Release by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) For Immediate Release: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 Brutal Murder of Gay Ugandan Human Rights Defender, David Kato Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community stands together to condemn the killing of David Kato and call for the Ugandan Government, Civil […]

Statement from the 2010 Africa Feminist Forum on the UN Women

We, African women feminists, activists including young women leaders drawn from diverse women’s rights organizations and networks operating in different countries, sub- regions and across the continent, meeting at the Third African Feminist Forum (AFF) held in Dakar, Senegal from the 21st – 24th of October 2010; Considering and acknowledging the numerous achievements and progress […]

Update: Dr. Isatou Touray and Ms. Amie Bojang-Sissoho

The African Feminist Forum is outraged at the treatment of Dr. Isatou Touray and Ms. Amie Bojang-Sissoho.  The two Gambian feminist sisters (and members of AFF) were detained for 10 days before an absurdly high bail was set, and, are now being tried for an alleged theft – of which the Gambian Government’s own inquiry […]

3rd African Feminist Forum: I Feel Like Crying Tears

I am thinking about crying. Crying tears. They say that tears are healing. They also say that tears are weak. If you are a career woman, it is not advisable to cry under professional circumstances, because then you may be seen as a typical weak female who should have stayed in the home, kissing away […]

My feminist connections- reflections from North Africa on the 3rd AFF

I am passing a difficult phase of my life, where I question everything, especially the labels I am carrying and my multiple identity. I hate being in a box and can not be out of it, I hate when people do not bother to explore me and prejudge me. Sometimes I ask myself why I […]

3rd African Feminist Forum: ‘They don’t care about us!’

I was listening to some of my favorite songs today. Yes, after a session on creative writing with occasional writers, confirmed ones and under- shower-singer-wanna-be- writers, I came out with this song of the King of Pop: “They don’t really care about us“.The refrain of this controversial Michael Jackson’s song was coming back to my […]

3rd African Feminist Forum: Bella’s ‘story’ from the writing workshop

One of the skills based workshops which took place yesterday was on ‘Writing, writing, writing’ and one of the exercises that participants took part in was a ‘5 minute free non stop writing process’. As part of the learning process a number of volunteers offered to share their stories and we were all blown away. […]

3rd African Feminist Forum: I’m in Dakar, don’t say you didn’t know

Months ago, a South African friend was asked to write a review on different types of feminism existing in the world. She was shocked to see that the review aimed at explaining to young people what feminism stood for didn’t list African feminism. Her shock gave me an opportunity to reflect on that too. I […]