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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Please download  Central African Young Feminist Forum