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…

For Better and For Worse (by Nafula Wafula)

“Here comes the bride…all dressed in white” I still remember the background music that accompanied me as I walked down the aisle. Careful not to step on the strikingly white gown. I remember the many faces, the women ululating joyously, hysterically almost. I remember papa’s face, his eyes red, his starched white shirt, his tie.…

Education, Who needs it?!

I want to share a story of a young woman that I met years ago. I have not had the courage to tell her story yet, so please bear with me as I squeeze out the details. Know that she has haunted me in my dreams and in my waking hours since I have met…