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African Feminism Discussion paper: Comment on the chapters

2022-08-03T16:21:07+00:00August 3rd, 2022|

This discussion paper on African feminism stems from a med-term monitoring and evaluation survey of the Canadian Government funded Women Voice and Leadership (WVL) Programme grantees. The Fund was set up as part of the Canadian government’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, which targets gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls around

GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

2022-08-02T13:09:34+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

Friday 22 July, Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).  The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities

Women in Dialogue

2022-09-28T06:53:53+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

Gender Links in partnership with the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa programme are hosting a series of online dialogues which started in August and will run until December 2022 as women across SADC dialogue. All events will take place from 13.00 to 14.30 SA time. Login in through

JAW’s model of individual empowerment

2022-08-02T13:08:54+00:00August 1st, 2022|

Justice and Women’s model of individual empowerment usurps patriarchal norms and practices in rural KwaZulu-Natal | An observer’s perspective (The data below is from internal project documents or interviews and focus group discussions conducted by the author during a project monitoring exercise on behalf of Global Affairs Canada). Since its establishment in 2006, Justice and

LVVF overcomes socio-economic challenges and GBV using performance art

2022-07-15T12:10:10+00:00July 15th, 2022|

South African volunteer organization ‘Let the Children Come Foundation’ overcomes socio-economic challenges and gender-based violence using performance art The Litshani Vhana-Vha-De Foundation (Let the Children Come Foundation or LVVF) for disadvantaged children was established in 2009 by Bridgette Mamugubudi. Driven by a desire to create meaning out of personal losses and a wish to “give

WVL changes organisational trajectories for the better

2022-07-15T12:03:48+00:00July 15th, 2022|

Global Affairs Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program changes organizational trajectories for the better: Queer Women in Business+ Allies NPC “There are many barriers to starting a business that all entrepreneurs face, but there are additional layers if you are black, poor, and female, and there is yet another layer if you are queer,” a

Bringing gender equity through transformation of the African energy sector

2022-07-15T10:49:00+00:00July 15th, 2022|

Bringing gender equity and sustainability through transformation of the African energy sector | An observer’s perspective In June 2017, Global Affairs Canada launched its Women’s Voice and Leadership Program (WVL). Driven by Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, the program responds to the funding and capacity needs of small to medium-sized women’s rights organisations (WROs) and networks in

Ensuring donor funding reaches and capacitates women’s rights organisations

2022-07-15T10:36:34+00:00July 15th, 2022|

How to ensure that donor funding reaches, and simultaneously capacitates, marginalized community-based women’s rights organisations In June 2017, Global Affairs Canada launched its Women’s Voice and Leadership Program (WVL). The program, which is driven by Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), responds specifically to the funding and capacity needs of small to medium-sized women’s rights organisations

Questions for discussion  

2022-08-03T14:24:05+00:00July 3rd, 2022|

Is discomfort with/ rejection of the term ‘Feminism’ about ideological differences, or is it a matter of language? Is feminism Un-African? What does feminism look like in South and Southern Africa – where do we sit on the spectrum? If not the term feminism, then what? What does Feminism look like in the

The future of African Feminism

2022-08-03T14:21:55+00:00July 3rd, 2022|

With the growth of feminist organizations across the continent led by young women, feminism seems to be taking a central presence in digital spaces. Given that many young people today spend majority of their time online, social media and other online platforms provide a useful tool for African feminists to reach multiple audiences.

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