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18 African Feminists We Love and Celebrate
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.
These women have inspired contemporary African feminists, who have contributed significantly to feminism in various ways—whether it be through art, music, writing, policy. They have been committed to bringing the voices of African women into the spaces that they work within, and they are indeed change-makers—not only on the African continent, but also throughout the African Diaspora.
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we must take the time to celebrate the African Feminists you should know.
1. Theo Sowa – CEO of African Women’s Development Fund
Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. She has previously worked as an independent advisor for a wide range of international and social development issues. Her work has covered advocacy, service delivery, evaluation, facilitation, policy, and organizational development with a range of international and intergovernmental organizations and grant-making foundations.
Follow her work at: http://www.awdf.org/our-work/staff/
Follow her on Twitter: @TheoSowa
2. Abena Busia – Writer, Poet & Professor
Professor Abena Busia is the current Chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is also co-director and co-editor of the groundbreaking Women Writing Africa Project, a multi-volume anthology published by the Feminist Press at the City University of New York. As Professor Busia points out, “History is located in multiple places,” and the anthology is designed to recognize the complex cultural legacy and “cultural production” of African women. Busia has helped edit two volumes of the anthology—Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel (2005) and Women Writing Africa: Northern Africa (2009). Continue reading “18 African Feminists We Love and Celebrate”
Women expose Violent Macho Culture with Camera Trap
‘Las Morras’ use video and social media to fight back against misogyny in Mexican society.
The group have received death threats for the video which has had 1,298.797 views on YouTube
Earlier this year in May, four young Mexican women ventured through the streets of Mexico City with a hidden camera, determined to film the misogyny that women are forced to deal with every day.
The insults caught on tape – from “Whores!”, to “Hey, dolls!” – come thick and fast. Six months later, the footage is still being shared on social media networks, and has even become a regular feature at feminist conferences. Continue reading “Women expose Violent Macho Culture with Camera Trap”
Smash Patriarchy: 150 feminist groups hold Mass Demo Sat 7th
We invite all civilians to join this march, as the eradication of male violence and violence against women is an issue that concerns the whole of society. # YoVoy7N.
Not one more femicide! We have had enough of male violence and inaction from Justice and Governments!
More than 60 women representing feminist organizations and platforms have been meeting in Madrid on Saturday to advance in the call for the March Against Violence sexist next 7N, from more than 150 groups, associations and groups of the 17 autonomous communities who acceded to the call of the Feminist Movement, which also has the support of political parties and unions. Continue reading “Smash Patriarchy: 150 feminist groups hold Mass Demo Sat 7th”