Africans Rising is involved in actions and projects that are aimed to provide general support to activists throughout the continent

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We the People of Togo | Demands

We call on the Togolese government to heed the voices of your citizens, which are being raised in peaceful protests, and to engage them civil to secure lasting, just and democratic solutions to their grievances.

African Rising Activists In Residence

From Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo, Benin, Liberia, Senegal, Burundi to Tanzania, there is a cry for justice, peace and dignity in a continent that is rich in diversity of its people and natural resources. The cry is from activists from those countries who gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, in a pilot retreat programme for African Activists

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Our Dollar

“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with together” is an African proverb that brings forth the notion of unity and of living in a community. It is a saying that resonated with many who want to engage others in their pursuit for change, so that the

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Groundbreaking Initiative to bolster shared learning and strategizing by African Activists

ARUSHA, TANZANIA – A group of African human rights activists from across the continent today begin a groundbreaking new programme intended to re-energize them and their struggles. The Activist-In-Residence (AiR) programme, currently in its pilot phase, is a month-long opportunity for the activists to catch their breath, step back and take stock of their work

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Groundbreaking Initiative To Re-Energize African Activists

ARUSHA, TANZANIA – A group of African human rights activists from across the continent today begin a groundbreaking new programme intended to re-energize them and their struggles. The Activist-In-Residence (AiR) programme, currently in its pilot phase, is a month-long opportunity for the activists to catch their breath, step back and take stock of their work

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Africans Rising Launches Activist-in-Residence Programme

Activists, human rights defenders and civil society leaders face multilevel challenges and barriers that often leave many feeling frustrated as they struggle to achieve their goals and usually, sets one of the path to burn out. What is most needed in these situations is a chance to catch their breath, step back and take stock of their work in order to emerge re-energized to tackle their challenges in their day-to-day...

Trade Union Confederation ITUC-Africa Joins Africans Rising

Africans Rising welcomes the announcement on Africa Day, by the African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa), that it had joined Africans Rising. The continent’s largest organisation representing workers, ITUC-Africa has 16 million declared members and 103 affiliated trade union centres in 51 African countries. In a statement,  ITUC-Africa General Secretary Kwasi

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South Sudan | Artists making Peace in a War

In the midst of a civil war in South Sudan, young artists are learning the art of building a social movement, claiming civic space and empowering youth to seize their destiny. Social movements often arise out of profound, historic moments or through the work of an extraordinary, iconic leader. But sometimes, they emerge unexpectedly when

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Meet Our New Ambassadors!

MEDIA STATEMENT For Immediate Release An activist recognized by the Obama White House as a “champion of change” and a celebrated children’s author and change-maker have become the latest standard-bearers of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity. Africans Rising, an emerging movement of people and formations, working from below and beyond borders for Justice,

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25May2017 Action Guide

#25May2017 Actions & Events Africans are rising – we can hold our leaders to account and build a better kind of future. Kumi Naidoo Fed up with ineffective leaders who aren’t dealing with the crises on the continent, people are coming together to launch a pan-African solidarity movement   Africa is a rich continent. It has

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