Africa

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

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 […]

Young African Feminists Rock

Statement of African social justice activists on the threats of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa

For immediate release: Statement of African social justice activists on the threats of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa   We, the undersigned African social justice activists, working to advance societies that affirm peoples’ differences, choice and agency throughout Africa, express the following […]

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 […]