What Happens when Young Women Mobilize and Organize

We would like to congratulate one of our grantees, the Zimbabwean girl-led organization Katswe Sistahood, one of 20 recipients of the With and For Girls Award, a global initiative to support remarkable local organizing.

Katswe Sistahood, which was selected from …




Trending Activism: On the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign

By: Masa Amir

A little more than 2 months ago, specifically on April 14, 2014, 276 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 were abducted from their school hostel in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria, by …




NGO CSW/Africa Events at #CSW61

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 – 24 March, 2017, will focus on the theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing …




Women Activists’ Resistance to Global Threat of Closing Civil Society Space

 “We find alternative routes for activism, not for innovation’s sake, but out of the dire necessity” those were the words of Sondos Shabayek, an Egyptian Feminist Writer describing how activists are building resilience to the massive civil society space crackdown …




Using Violence and Mobilising Anxiety: Repressing Feminist Activism Online

At Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), we work to support women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) who face incredible odds in doing their work. From emergencies related to their security, the security of their groups and organizations, or emergencies involving their loved …




Lydia Mukami – Promoting Economic Justice for Women

Lydia Mukami is one of the women human rights defenders in Kenya. She was threatened and assaulted for her activism to improve the economic wellbeing of women farmers in Mwea agricultural scheme.

Farmers have long decried the policies and management …