#MFIAfrica

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Publication

#MFI Africa: The e-zine!

Posted Thu 14 May 2020 - 21:44 | 3,665 views
This e-zine is the culmination of the lives and afterlives of the Making a Feminist Internet in Africa convening. It documents the explorations and experiments that grew into dynamic answers, solutions and even more questions on what it means to have a feminist internet in Africa. It was written and designed by Wairimũ Murĩithi and Youlendree Appasamy for APC.
Dos mujeres negras trabajando juntas con una computadora

Feminist talk

Blackening Wikipedia

Posted Wed 15 Apr 2020 - 21:10 | 2,129 views

Ennegreciendo Wikipedia is a project founded by Ivonne González, who introduces this initiative to create more content in the free encyclopedia about oppressed and marginalized communities, especially African and Afro-descendents women.

Black woman wolking with digital elements around.

Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa

Posted Wed 18 Mar 2020 - 14:17 | 4,095 views

This edition gathers a series of reflections inspired by the first Making a Feminist Internet in Africa regional convening. Feminists from eighteen African countries came together to discuss what the internet means for their lives, what a feminist internet looks like, and most importantly what does feminist movement building in a digital age look like for African feminists? We knew that this...

Black woman wolking with digital elements around.

Editorial

Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: Why the internet needs African Feminists and Feminisms

Posted Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 22:03 | 5,917 views

In this editorial article, Sheena Magenya challenges the dominant narrative on Africa and technology, calling for more African feminists and feminisms on, in and around the internet, to counter the idea that technology somehow levels the playing field for all, and is an infallible solution to all our problems.

A group of African women making collage art around a table

In depth

Making a Feminist Internet: Access and inclusion in feminist movements

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 21:16 | 2,814 views

It is fundamental to ensure that when organising, we do not overlook women who do not have “feminist” on their bios but are resisting and defying in their homes, schools and workplaces. When we represent, we need to make sure that we do not forget the women who don’t have access to the same spaces.

Stella Nyanzi rising her hand, with roses at her back.

In depth

Review: No Roses From My Mouth

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 18:15 | 2,116 views

No Roses From My Mouth is a collection of poems written in jail by feminist poet and academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Wairimũ Mũrĩithi looks at the feminist solidarity movement that is organising offline and online actions for Nyanzi's release, and reflects on the interconnected struggles that Nyanzi represents.

Two african women looking a mobile phone together

In depth

Dealing with ruptures: How we can build stronger feminist movements in Africa

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 17:25 | 2,152 views

In order for our movements to be successful, not only do we have to find each other, but these connections have to be sustained with intention. Within our movements, we are faced with internal challenges because every movement is founded on relationships, and relationships are vulnerable to all kinds of challenges.