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…

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…

Blame the Rapist, Not the Victim

If you have ever engaged in feminist discourse you probably heard of the term “rape culture”. It was first used by feminists in the 1970s to describe an environment and a culture where rape and sexual violence are excused and normalized. It is unfortunate that in 2018 we are still talking about ending the rape…

Voicing My Feminism

I wonder though, as a feminist are you always expected to be vocal? It doesn’t seem like an easy way to live life. That was the concern a friend shared with me a week ago. Although I did not have a fully formed answer to his question, I responded by sharing with him a quote…

My Feminist Truth

For me to talk about what feminism means to me, I would have to talk about my life story. Don’t worry, it will not be a step by step, real time recount of my entire life but the moments in my life that ultimately shaped my identity as a feminist. Now you have to know…