African Feminist Forum

Register now for AFF & APC webinar: ‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’

Please register for ‘Feminist Cyborgs: Activism, Fundraising and Security Online’. on Dec 3, 2012 1:00 PM GMT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5124936193595694592 This webinar will examine the idea of the feminist cyborg. The feminist cyborg is at home both online and offline, and her activism is reflected in her online life (whether it is through blogs, tweets and […]

The 2nd African Feminist Forum: Conference Report 2008

Feminist Power, Agency and Resistance: New Visions for a Revitalised Continent Click link below to access PDF of report: The 2nd African Feminist Forum: Conference Report 2008  

The 2nd Ghana Feminist Forum: A Personal Perspective

On Wednesday the 10th of August 2011, I found myself at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in East Legon speaking on a panel about my experiences as a feminist. I was speaking alongside Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Executive Director of the Gender Centre; Hilary Gbedemah, a lawyer and Rector at The Law Institute; with Dr Akua Britwum, Convenor […]

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 […]