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Child Marriage: A Conversation With Hope Nankunda, Regional Coordinator Girls Not Brides Uganda

Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. 17% of them, or 125 million, live in Africa. Approximately 39% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa are married before the age of 18. Specifically, nearly 1 in every 2 girls in Uganda is married before the age of 18. According to a United Nations […]

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4 Technology Companies That Sponsor Women Tech Events (+How To Contact Them)

Finding a sponsor or sponsors for a women technology event can be HARD when you’re from Africa. Yes, all 54 African countries. Correct me if I’m wrong. You have a strong proposal and your budget is reasonable. But somehow all you keep getting is: “We have to speak to our corporate headquarters first”.  “This is […]


For the first time members of FEMNET and women’s rights organizations across Africa will convene in Nairobi, Kenya from the 3rd-5th of May to collectively deliberate and develop a roadmap for women’s rights organizations to effectively engage in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). This convening comes one and a half years […]

Activist Writers: Zenia by Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist writer, anti-female genital mutilation (FMG) activist and medical doctor. She is popular in the literary world for her writings on feminism, religion, FMG amongst others. I became familiar with Nawal El Saadawi’s works while writing an article on African feminists for The Huffington Post. Since then I have read two […]