African Feminist Resources

“What is African feminism actually?,” by Minna Salami

Feminist Freedom Warriors (FFW) is a digital video archive documenting cross-generational conversations about justice, politics and hope with feminist scholar-activists. 

SOAWR documentary on the voices of women in rural context around the Maputo Protocol (Senegal and Nigeria):

Sisters in Law: Stories from a Cameroon Court is a feature-length documentary film by Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto portraying aspects of women’s lives and work in the judicial system in Cameroon:

Women for a Change Cameroon (WFAC), Cameroon

The WFAC is a feminist advocacy and awareness-raising organization working with and for women and girls sexual and reproductive health, leadership and development. The WFAC has 4 key focus areas, which seeks to; address gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence against women and girls; connect, support and empower young women and girls in and out of schools through projects, advocate for young people’s sexual and reproductive health; work to empower and build young women and girls leadership and development.

African Gender Institute (AGI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa 

The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is a feminist research unit, committed to political work on the African continent. The institute focuses on writing, publications, research processes and partnerships, network-building and participative learning.

The African Feminist Initiative (AFI) at Pennsylvania State University, United States

The African Feminist Initiative was established in April 2015 as an intellectual hub for African feminist research and teaching in North America. In addition to sponsoring scholarly and creative presentations, the AFI will host an annual conference focusing on critical and emerging themes in African feminism. They will also engage in research projects and capacity-building activities with colleagues, both in the United States and at various African universities.

Additional Resources:

Feminist Africa, academic journal

Museum of Women’s History (disseminates African indigenous knowledge of women)

The Women and Memory Forum

AWA: la revue de la femme noire, magazine

Know Your African Feminists Series on Youtube

African Feminist Forum

Know Your African Feminists

African Feminist Ancestors

MsAfropolitan: A blog that covers Africa and the diaspora from a feminist perspective

18 phenomenal African feminists to know

Brittle Paper: A Fresh and provocative take on African writing and literary culture