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

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


Ways to Start Time: Counting Down with Women Human Rights Defenders in Africa

Ways to Start Time: Counting Down with Women Human Rights Defenders in Africa by Alexis Teyie I once thought longing loose: Longing for peace, it’s not criminal. It is not imprecise. It can only be crisp.   More brittle than the yellowing pages of an old book, A book we have read and re-read, Whose faded […]


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 […]


Why Feminism?

I grew up primarily surrounded by women and listened to conversations on women’s issues. I’ve heard many stories on the struggles of womanhood, and I’ve been advised on the need for strength to face the world as a young woman. Learning to appreciate the culture of feminism was almost a choiceless choice to me. In […]


Uganda Women’s Network update on Youth Minister’s utterance on Rape

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In the Daily Monitor of 24th September 2013, Youth Affairs Minister Ronald Kibuule went on record with the notion that women dressed indecently have asked to be raped and suspects who have raped such women should be released. To quote the newspaper he said “If she is dressed poorly and is raped, no one should […]


Victims and Heroes: Nuba Women Struggle in Two Years of War

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By: Doaa Abdelaal Nuba women struggle with the current war took several forms. There is the day by day struggle of Nuba women inside the conflict areas, where women living in caves and feeding their children insects and trees leaves, while risking their lives to take long journies to search for clean water and fire […]


Promoting opportunities for the emergence of the First Female Chief Judge of Osun State

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE:  Promoting opportunities for the emergence of the First Female Chief Judge of Osun State The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) calls on his Excellency, Governor Rauf Aregbesola Governor of Osun State to apply the principles of gender equality and fairness to protect women’s human rights within Osun State. Two female judges, Hon. […]


Solidarity statement Against the Killings of Women, Children, and other Civilians in Cote d’Ivoire’ presented to Heads of States of ECOWAS 23 March 2011

His Excellency, President of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the ECOWAS, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS member states, His Excellency, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Distinguished Ladies […]