Taking Stock of 2018 Feminist Wins and Renewing our Resolve to Fight

The mobilizations specially provided platforms, space and amplified the voice in protesting against the violence women suffer on a daily basis; reclaiming the power to challenge oppressive systems and policies and advocating for keeping institutions and states accountable. We feminists do proclaim that the personal is political, which is difficult to articulate when sometimes discussions are sanitized and devoid of political nuance hence the resistance and mobilization.

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What Feminism means to me (by Olive Uwamariya)

I grew up around boys; gender differences were not only an apparent issue, they were also emphasized. Socialization of children in my society and in any other patriarchal society ensures that one grows consciously aware of the differences and gender roles between the sexes that society dictates. As I grew older, I started realizing how…

Shaking off conformity and non-action

Over the past week, two quotes stated by two different women of two different generations stood out for me. Yet both of them advocated for a similar cause in different regions of the world despite the gap in decades between them. The first quote: “Deeds not words” ~ Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British Suffragette…

Why Feminists must pay attention to FfD3

In a short few days, Addis Ababa will be host to the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), to be held from July 13-16, 2015. For Addis Ababans like myself who find themselves on a daily basis within the vicinity of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the hustle and…

Where Do Women and Girls Go?

                                                           Aberash Hailay The Case With the news of what happened to Aberash surfacing and spreading like wild-fire as of yesterday, her wounds and her pain are…