Prof. Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí on Culture, Erasure of Women’s Achievements and the ‘Modern Man’

The 60th gathering of All African Peoples was recently hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana under the theme “Revisiting the 1958 All-African People’s Conference – The Unfinished Business of Liberation and Transformation”. For four days researchers, unionists, scholars, political activists and students met to discuss Pan-Africanism today, challenges of African peoples…

Uphold Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women in their Diversity: Intersection between GBV and Disability

During the #16DaysOfActivism, it is critical to recognize the profound ways in which gender based violence affects women and girls. Beyond that, it is also important to amplify the experiences of women and girls in their diversity and understand that women are affected differently depending on their experiences and situations. December 3 marks the International…

#HearMeToo: Feminist First

Feminist First By Mercy Eni I am a feminist first Excuse me sir, you heard me? Yes, you mister with the litter of disdain you throw my way At my hair kinky as it gets, my face when that acne breaks, my shirt, my pants Armored in your spick and span, suit and tie Betrayed…

Overthrow patriarchy and what do you replace it with?

This was a question I was faced with recently at a session with women rights activists and gender equality advocates regarding feminism and what it means to be running a ‘feminist organization’.  Frankly this was one question I have never considered and critically examined as a feminist, whose choices, actions and pretty much everything, have…