AfricanFeminism (AF) is a pan-African feminists digital platform and collaborative writing project between African authors/writers with the long-term ambition of bringing on board at least one feminist voice from each country on the continent. As an online feminist platform, we encourage open discussion and dialogue on feminist issues throughout the continent. We are about inquiry, questioning, dialoguing and transforming mind-sets through such processes. We are not afraid to claim the word ‘Feminism’ and invite open conversations to better understand this paradigm through our own and others’ lived experiences.
In 2012, Billene Seyoum working with several African feminist writers transformed her blog ethiopianfeminist to africanfeminism.com. This decision emanated from the need to utilise connections among various African feminists to engage and amplify each other’s work and offer a platform to tell stories of those on the margins.
In 2018, Rosebell Kagumire, Ugandan writer and human rights defender took over the curation and editorial leadership of the platform. The platform exists for all African feminists in their plurality to reflect the personal journeys and social movements of our time. The platform has grown from being an individual to comprise of feminists from throughout the continent.
To our visitors, we invite you to freely engage in the discussions and offer insights to foster knowledge, understanding, and creativity.
“Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression.” ~ bell hooks
“Feminism is not simply about gender and not simply about women. I believe ‘feminism’ is not ‘the fight for women’s rights’ but rather “the politics and practice of liberation from all oppression resulting from, connected to or reinforced by sexism.”~ Angela Davis
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