How torture and intimation is used to tame women’s rights activists on the frontline of Sudan revolution.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa is following the activities of women activists in Sudan and working with local women’s groups to document how the ongoing protest is impacting on women’s lives in Sudan. In this piece we recount how violence and intimidation




A Call for Feminist & Intersectional Approach to Women’s Economic Empowerment

The reality in most African countries is that women lead different economic lives to men and inequalities in economic systems and structures both at small to medium levels have great impacts on any country’s development. It is indisputable that addressing …




African Women’s Voices: 70 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights – How We Fared 

UAF-Africa continues to support the advancement of women’s human rights and groups at the edges of society. Our work with Women’s Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) affords us a glimpse into the daily struggle for rights and justice of women and …




Viktoria Marinova. Image courtesy of npr.org

Supporting Feminist and Queer Activists Under Growing Threat Worldwide

Within women human rights activist circles, the recent rape and murder of Viktoria Marinova, journalist covering EU corruption, is all too familiar to circumstances surrounding the killing of Brazil’s Marielle Franco. And similar yet to the murder of …




Nyaradzai Gumbodzvanda – Campaigning to End Child Marriage in Africa

No one better understands the silencing and exclusion that women and girls face than those who have lived the experience, and no one is better able to propose solutions that respond to these lived realities than those that are going …




Mariam Armisen –Minority Rights Advocate

In Francophone West Africa, a law in most penal codes in the region, which related to identity theft, is used against trans individuals, particularly trans women. A simple trip in the daytime as a trans woman can have severe repercussion …