The Invisible Giants When we look for them, we often find them … right under our nose. We see them without paying attention to them. Ndeye Seck, drum major, played...Read More
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Feminist Republik and Africans Rising presents: A partnership of tributes and celebration of our Greatness
The Feminist Republik Platform was established to provide support for African Womn Human Rights Defenders and solidarity around self and collective care. It was an initiative created by Urgent Action Fund – Africa. As a feminist Fund it was guided by the grant making trends revealing that the plight of African womn human rights defenders as they pursued social justice increasingly became difficult, violent and repressive. The toll increasing fundamentalist thinking, repressive regimes, increased stifling of rights and voice meant that they needed more holistic support that responded to the need for security, safety wellbeing, collective care to build their resilience to fight oppression and discrimination.
The Feminist Republik put together Pamoja Month – Pamoja is the Swahili word for ‘we are together’ and this transcends merely being together and suggests our need to reconnect with our sense of interbeing – our sense of Ubuntu. Pamoja month offers us an opportunity to pay tribute and honour the lives and work of Africa women rights defenders. Our sense of resistance and resilience did not start today, it is seeded in the spirits of those who came before us who resolved to always fight for justice and for freedom.
Our partnership between Feminist Republik and Africans Rising is to elevate, celebrate and pay homage to the voices and lives of African womn and feminists who through their stories, their words and reflection share the wisdom, understanding and practices of taking care and healing of ourselves and our communities in our pursuit for rights and freedom.
Through blog pieces, articles and reflections we hope to illuminate and showcase the countless giants who have made invaluable contributions to transforming us to embody cultures rooted and centered in radical care and justice.
We look forward to your engagements.
Africans Rising and Feminist Republik