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 […]

PWESCR’s Training of Trainers (ToT) in Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), an international advocacy and educational initiative in the area of women and their economic, social and cultural rights, has launched a women’s rights training programme:   PWESCR’s Training of Trainers (ToT) in Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is an advance human rights training programme […]

The One in Nine Campaign Opportunity: Women’s Leadership exchange programme

The One in Nine Campaign Opportunity: Women’s Leadership exchange programme                                                                 Formed in 2006, the One in Nine Campaign is a network of organisations and individuals driven by feminist principles and the desire to live in a society where women are the agents of their own lives, including their sexual lives. The Campaign supports and […]

18 Phenomenal African Feminists to Know and Celebrate

This article was originally posted on For Harriet   What is African Feminism? Many feminists from around the world have contested the idea of whether modern conceptions of feminism are African or un-African. Indeed, feminism has existed in Africa since the times of Queen Nzinga of what is now Mozambique and Yaa Asantewaa of Ghana. […]

African Women’s Development Fund Job Vacancy: Director of Programmes

JOB VACANCY AWDF DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES BACKGROUND The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa-wide fundraising and grantmaking foundation based in Accra, Ghana, is looking for a new Director of Programmes (DOP) after nine years of dedicated service by the current post holder. The services of the DOP are required to support the design and […]

Coalition of African Lesbians Granted Observer Status at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

STATEMENT ON DECISION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS TO GRANT OBSERVER STATUS TO THE COALITION OF AFRICAN LESBIANS Friday, 25 April 2015 Banjul, Gambia The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) congratulates the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The African Commission) for their decision to grant CAL Observer Status at the […]

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 […]

Prudence Mabele Nominated to join UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group

This story was originally posted on the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN):   AWLN member Prudence Mabele celebrates yet another achievement as she is nominated to serve on UN women’s Civil Society Advisory Group. Ms. Mabele is one of South Africa’s most vocal advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS. […]

The F Word

The “F” Word 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 Creative Non Fictional […]

Thousands Who Belong Under the Sun

by Sionne Neely “We’ve said it before: We don’t like prisons, but we are not afraid of them. There are thousands of innocent people who belong under the sun, not in prison cells, but we will continue with our attempts under any and all circumstances.” ~ Mahienour Elmasry To women rights defenders Yara Sallam, Sanaa […]