On Sunday 10 March 2013, 1:30pm – 3:00pm at The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall the African Feminist Forum (AFF) and the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) will present a panel on ‘What’s new in African feminisms? Pop, People and Politics’.
Here’s a teaser of what will be discussed:
African women are gaining force in music, writing and film, offering powerful and subversive views on gender, power and Africa’s future. In the political arena, there are now two African women Presidents with the election of election of Joyce Banda as president of Malawi. Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda was declared chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became the first woman head of the African Union. African women are mobilizing across the region to challenge religious fundamentalisms, prevent the tide of violence against them, questioning corruption and building women’s economic power. In partnership with the African Feminist Forum and the African Women’s Development Fund, this session looks at what is fresh in African feminist thought and action, and the relationship between Diaspora and continent based activism. Speakers include Pontso Mafete, Women’s Rights Manager at Comic Relief, Jessica Horn, writer and women’s rights consultant, and DJ Rita Ray, renowned DJ and African music specialist. Chaired by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Communications Specialist at the African Women’s Development Fund.