Feminism as healing.

“Feminism is also rooted in healing, in laughter, in smiles, in love, in sisterhood.” – Muthoni Ngige. I had the privilege of attending the Young Kenyan Feminists Convening that took place a couple of weeks ago with about 40 other participants. Feminists from different theories, backgrounds and classes from different regions in Kenya attended. It was an opportunity for me to interact with other women and learn how they are pushing the feminist agenda in their different capacities. It was also a refreshing course on the dire need for intersectionality in our feminisms.

Introducing New AF Writers

AF is thrilled to welcome on board two new feminist writers from Uganda, Godiva and Tricia, whose short bio’s are shared below. We look forward to sharing their thoughts and experiences among our growing community of AF writers. GODIVA AKULLO (Uganda) Godiva Akullo is a feminist lawyer and activist with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Makerere…

Triumph for all African women

Dr. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma 2010-2020 has been declared the African Women’s Decade by the African Union General Assembly – a decade which aims to bring African women’s issues to the center of the continent’s development agenda. It’s main objective – “to re-invigorate commitments to accelerated implementation of agreed global and regional commitments of gender equality…

African Feminist Perspectives on Militarism: Day TWO -16 Days of Activism

African Feminists on Militarism, Conflict and Women’s Activism         Dr. Margo Okazawa-Rey Dr. Amina Mama “Theorizing conflict from a gender perspective very quickly leads us to the realization that for women living in patriarchal societies, all of which are characterized by a general proclivity for violence, peace and security are elusive, limited and precarious……Bringing a feminist lens to bear on…