African Women Voices

No Men’s Land – A Women Only Village

In a country struggling with sexual violence and gender inequality, a surprising safe haven for women has emerged: Umoja, the first all-women’s village in Kenya.

30 November 2015 · Leave a comment

16 days of activism Against Violence on Women

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a … Continue reading

25 November 2015 · Leave a comment

DIFRET: After this, Hollywood Romantic Comedy Just Seems Useless

Difret, what better name for a movie so different. Directed by the Ethiopian Zeresenay Mehari and produced by Angelina Jolie and many others through a crowdfunding campaign, Difret stands in fact … Continue reading

24 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Day two: Violence Behind the Wall

For the second of the 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence, I want to share a simple but effective song. Written and performed by Tracy Chapman, Behind the … Continue reading

26 November 2012 · Leave a comment

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