African feminism 101

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A basic introduction to African feminisms delivered as part of the MATI 2014 training organised by Ssonke Gender Justice and STEPS in Cape Town, South Africa

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African feminism 101

  1. 1. An ABC guide to ‘African feminisms’ Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah February 2014 University of Cape Town
  2. 2. Aïssatou Cissé, Senegal
  3. 3. Fatma Emam, Egypt
  4. 4. Kobina Graham, Ghana
  5. 5. Tina Thiart, South Africa
  6. 6. Eli Tetteh, Ghana
  7. 7. What do you think all these people have in common?
  8. 8. They all identify as African feminists
  9. 9. • Who is an African feminist?
  10. 10. An African feminist • At its most basic root: An African who is also a feminist 
  11. 11. My definitions Feminist: A person who works to disrupt patriarchy. Patriarchy: A social system which privileges men over women whilst reinforcing all other types of isms. Note: Patriarchy plays out contextually Feminism is an ideology
  12. 12. AFF Charter We have multiple and varied identities as African Feminists. We are African women we live here in Africa and even when we live elsewhere, our focus is on the lives of African women on the continent. Our feminist identity is not qualified with `Ifs`, `Buts', or `Howevers'. We are Feminists. Full stop.
  13. 13. Caroline Bazarrabusa Horn / Uganda “I call myself a feminist because I am working hard on becoming a politically effective one. I believe that my commitment to feminist values grows out of my genuine love and respect for the woman who raised me and protected me as a child…”
  14. 14. Codou Bop / Senegal “I call myself a feminist because I believe in equality for all human beings. My struggle as a feminist is to achieve a society without people being excluded because they are women, or live with a disability, are old, or belong to what in Senegalese society is called low caste... “
  15. 15. Isabella Matambanadzo / Zimbabwe “I learnt feminism in our home and family from my mother and my grandmother. It just wasn’t called or named Feminism, be that with a capital F or just an f. My mother and my grandmother have, to me been the most beautiful women I have ever known. I saw them show solidarity and sisterhood to women …”
  16. 16. • How can you engage more with African feminists?
  17. 17. Twitter • • • • • • #Afrifem @blacklooks @HakimaAbbas @nas009 @elidot @stillSHErises @kobbygraham @msafropolitan @spectraspeaks @DoaaAbdelaal @Winnie_Byanyima @spectraspeaks
  18. 18. www.africanfeministsrock.tumblr.com
  19. 19. www.msafropolitan.com
  20. 20. www.africanfeministforum.com
  21. 21. What’s new for African feminisms? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmA9uwh7 Tb0

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