FEMNET – Building the women’s movement in Africa

FEMNET - the African Women’s Development and Communication Network is a pan-African, membership-based feminist network, based in Nairobi, with over 700 members across 46 African countries. Its vision is an African society where gender equality is achieved and women and girls enjoy all their rights and live in dignity. FEMNET exists to facilitate and coordinate... Continue Reading →

Penplusbytes – Promoting effective governance in Africa

Penplusbytes promotes effective governance in Africa by deploying technology that enhances citizen participation. Established in 2001, its overarching philosophy is that creating effective working relationships with governments, parliaments, corporates, donors, international organisations, NGOs, and citizens is the key to being relevant and delivering value. Based in Ghana, its activities reach as far as Uganda, Tanzania,... Continue Reading →

Fifty-five years later – Africa is woke

by Sungu Oyoo African Liberation Day - the apex organizing moment for the Pan-African movement - is commemorated annually on 25 May to celebrate our determination as the people of Africa to free ourselves from foreign domination and exploitation. This year marked the 55th African Liberation Day since 1963 when representatives of 32 independent African... Continue Reading →

The State of Civil Society in Africa

by David Kode, Advocacy and Campaigns Lead, CIVICUS The introduction of multi-party politics in most African countries in the 1990s led to a blossoming of civil society organisations focusing on different issues affecting the lives of citizens.  However, the growth and development of civil society in most African countries, particularly those who work on issues... Continue Reading →

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