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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    

Rosalie Eldora Sindi Medar-Gould: 27th May 1944 – 9th April 2013

I cannot really remember when I met Sindi. I’ve tried hard in the last few days since the news of her death; tried recalling when I met her and under what circumstances and am sure, a sister somewhere would have been witness to our meeting because that was how Sindi was. She gathered us like […]

Feminists We Love: Leigh Ann van der Merwe

This post was originally shared on ‘the feminist wire‘ Leigh Ann van der Merwe was born in 1982 in Ugie, Eastern Cape of South Africa. Growing up as a gender questioning person, she struggled to conform to typical male gender codes and as a result always felt left out both in family life and at […]

What’s new in African feminisms: Pop, People and Politics

Watch footage of ‘What’s new in African feminisms: Pop, People and Politics’ with Jessica Horn, a founding member of the AFF, writer and women’s rights consultant; Rita Ray, DJ, Presenter and African music specialist; Meklit Hadero, musician, cultural activist, and Senior TED fellow; and Pontso Mafete, Programme Manager for Women and Girls at Comic Relief […]

Redefining Human Rights, Sexuality and the Rights of Women : A report on the Central African Feminist Forum

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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 […]

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: 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 […]