Individual Ethics

As individual feminists, we are committed to and believe in gender equality based on feminist principles which are:

  • The indivisibility, inalienability and universality of women’s human rights.
  • The effective participation in building and strengthening progressive African feminist organizing and networking to bring about transformatory change.
  • A spirit of feminist solidarity and mutual respect based on frank, honest and open discussion of difference with each other.
  • The support, nurture, and care of other African feminists, along with the care for our own well-being.
  • The practice of non-violence and the achievement of non-violent societies.
  • The right of all women to live free of patriarchal oppression, discrimination and violence.
  • The right of all women to have access to sustainable and just livelihoods as well as welfare provision, including quality health care, education, water and sanitation.
  • Freedom of choice and autonomy regarding bodily integrity issues, including reproductive rights, abortion, sexual identity and sexual orientation.
  • A critical engagement with discourses of religion, culture,tradition and domesticity with a focus on the centrality of women’s rights.
  • The recognition and presentation of African women as the subjects not the objects of our work, and as agents in their lives and societies.
  • The right to healthy, mutually respectful and fulfilling personal relationships.
  • The right to express our spirituality within or outside of organized religions.
  • The acknowledgment of the feminist agency of African women which has a rich Herstory that has been largely undocumented and ignored.