African Feminist Forum

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The African Feminist Forum is a biennial conference that brings together African feminist activists to deliberate on issues of key concern to the feminist movement.[1] It was developed out of the growing concern amongst feminists on the continent, that the efforts to advance the rights of women on the continent were under serious threat from a number of sources. It took place for the first time in November 2006 in Accra, Ghana.

The African Feminist Forum Program[edit]

The African Feminist Forum program is organised along clusters which reflect the concerns and priorities of African feminists. Each cluster has two or three Coordinators. The clusters are as follows:

  • Crafting an African Feminist Epistemology
  • Feminist Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive health and rights in Africa
  • African Feminism: political and economic power; resisting fundamentalisms
  • Intersecting-Generations
  • Feminist Creative Expression
  • African Women’s Movements: organizations, structures and capacities
  • Confronting violation in women’s lives
  • Global Feminism and the UN System


  1. ^ Tomupeishe Maphosa (16 April 2013). "African Feminists" (PDF). Retrieved 1 June 2013. [permanent dead link]

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