Agenda Feminist Media‘s longstanding history in the liberation of women in South Africa goes back to the 1980s. During this time of the struggle against apartheid, young women started South Africa’s first feminist journal in a society where patriarchy was the order of the day. Agenda, the journal became their tool. Through workshops, forums and debates the issue of the position of women in society was firmly put on the political agenda. Democracy and women’s rights became two sides of the same coin and mobilized people all over the world to come on board with the struggle against the political system in South Africa.
In this WVLSA project, we aim to challenge current understandings and practices of gender relations. We contribute to the development of knowledge about how gender relations can be transformed. In particular, we contribute to the development of women and their capacity to organize themselves, their organisations and reflect on their experiences and write about them.