We are in crisis.

The feminist agenda has really not changed over the years. I also tend to believe patriarchy found its way into blinding us with their campaigns of gender equality and it makes our liberation more harder to achieve. We fight against systems both men and women uphold, sustain and continue without shame to crucify one category…

African Feminist Organizations: Featuring Akina Mama wa Afrika

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist pan-African leadership development organization with headquarters in Kampala Uganda. Our mission is to strengthen the individual and collective leadership of African women, forming strategic partnerships, to tackle patriarchy and attain gender equality and women’s empowerment for a just and secure Africa. Our work focuses on 4 thematic…

To Womyn!

I didn’t know what to write about so I came here to bigups womyn; a thing that’s not done often or profusely enough if you ask me. Today, I am here to celebrate womyn and sisterhood and friendship and the kind of deliberate love and care that keeps me alive. From the moment that I…

African Feminist Organizations: Featuring the GBV Prevention Network

The GBV Prevention Network coordinated by Raising Voices, was established in 2003. It consists of over 1,000 members from across 19 countries working to address violence against women (VAW) in the Horn, East and Southern Africa (HESA). Membership comprises of both individuals and organizations engaged in violence against women (VAW) prevention and response work. The…

My Daughter, the Princess

My daughter wants to be a princess. She likes Disney’s Queen Elsa. She is four years old. This morning she was singing “let it go” at the top of her lungs. And it bothers me. It bothers me to have my little girl, the one I have worked so hard to raise, picking yellow instead…

Exploring Ethiopian Masculinities

In my perspective, the conversations and interventions to promote gender equality in Ethiopia have focused heavily on women. Therefore a natural inclination has been to assign  gender issues as ‘women’s issues’. If by definition, gender, refers to the socialized roles and responsibilities of men and women that are assumed within families, societies, cultures and expectations…