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Urgent Action Fund Africa

Militarised Conflict Zones in Anglophone Regions of Cameroon


Mariama, Cameroon, West Africa

I have no doubt that you believe that women are victims of gruelling forms of violence in Africa, wait until you hear what is going on in my community. My name is Mariama, I live …

The Rising Trend of Gender Based Violence in Kenya: A call for Urgent Action

Vanessa Bwale, UAF-Africa’s Grantmaking Programme Attaché reflects on the the growing trend of gender based violence in Kenya.

Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most pervasive violations of human rights whose victims are women and are often left …

16 Days of Activism: The Impact of Militarisation on Education

A Case for Education and Gender Equality, not War


By: Doreen Gaura

Though the recent global shock of terrorism may suggest otherwise, conflict and war are not new phenomena. They are and their affects are as old as time. The

16 Days of Activism: Human Rights Day

Human Rights for Whom?

By: Anthea Taderera

We mark the end of the 16 days of activism with the celebration of Human Rights Day. This year’s commemorations of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are running under

Beyond Extractives Convening, Entebbe – Uganda

From the 25th to 27th of October, 2016, Urgent Action Fund (UAF) – Africa and the WoMin African Gender and Extractives Alliance are hosting a convening in Entebbe, Uganda themed ‘Moving Above and Beyond Extractives: Strengthening African Feminist Development Alternatives.’ …

GAGGA consortium, Kampala Uganda

From the 27th to the 29th of October, 2016,  Urgent Action Fund (UAF) – Africa are partnering with Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) to host a regional consortium meeting on environmental justice and African feminism. This consortium …