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

Posted Wed 18 Mar 2020 - 14:17 | 1,375 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...

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Editorial

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

Posted Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 22:03 | 1,199 views

In this editorial article, Sheena Magenya challenges the dominante narrative on Africa and technology, claiming for more African feminists and feminisms on, in, 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.

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In depth

Making a Feminist Internet: Access and inclusion in feminist movements

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 21:16 | 688 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 get carried away by the power and fame of being at the forefront of movements and organisations; that we do not forget the women that don’t have access to...

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Review: No Roses From My Mouth

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 18:15 | 821 views

No Roses From My Mouth is a collection of poems written in jail by Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the feminist poet and academic who is currently imprisoned in Luzira Women’s Prison in Uganda. In this article, Wairimũ Mũrĩithi not only review the book, but also talks about the feminist solidarity movement that is organising offline and online actions for Nyanzi freedom. At the same time, this is...

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

Posted Sat 14 Mar 2020 - 17:25 | 706 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. From our reflections in this regard, we delved into discussions about the...