Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a Nigerian/British feminist and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and former Executive Director of the AWDF. She was previously the Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international development organisation for African women based in the UK, with an Africa regional office in Kampala, Uganda. She has an M.A in History […]

Everjoice Win

Everjoice Win

Everjoice Win is a feminist from Zimbabwe, and was educated at the University of Zimbabwe, and graduated with Honours in Economic History. Most of her working life has been in the women’s movement in Zimbabwe and the African continent. Notably; with the Women’s Action Group, as Editor of their popular education publication, SPEAK OUT/TAURAI/KHULUMANI; Programme […]

Usu Mallya

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Usu Mallya is a Tanzanian feminist activist and coach. An experienced and capable facilitator, Usu has a particular strength in linking macro to micro level issues and analysis, from a transformative feminist perspective, and in perceiving the implications of these issues for policy, advocacy, and movement building grounded in grassroots activism. Usu has played a […]

Sarah Mukasa

Sarah Mukasa

Sarah is the Deputy Director of Open Society Institute East Africa. She previously worked as the Director of Programmes at The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and as Progammes Manager for East Africa at Akina Mama wa Afrika. Sarah has a BA in Business and Management from the University of East London and an MSc […]

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


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 Deadline for Submissions: 31 December 2015 All submissions and enquiries should be […]

Sisterhood is my Political weapon and Feminist Tool


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 […]

The F Word


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 […]

In Solidarity: A Compendium of African Feminist Voices

This year, in recognition of 16 Days of Activism, the African Feminist Forum will be sharing a series of opinion pieces, letters, poems, prayers, and words of solidarity to our sisters struggling daily to defend the rights of African women. Over the next 16 days we will feature contributions from African feminists from across the […]

Rest in Peace: Hope Turyasingura

The Feminist and Women’s Rights community in Uganda deeply mourns the passing of one of our fiercest activists, Hope Turyasingura. Hope, who was the chairperson of the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention for many years before becoming a consultant, was also a member of a number of women’s organisations in Uganda, including Action for Development […]

African Feminists

Click below to read Tomupeishe Maphosa’s article ‘African Feminists’ published in IOB Exchange to Change, March 2013, Issue No. 23, pages 16-19 African Feminists – TomupeisheAfrican Feminists – Tomupeishe