In Conversation With: Junayna Al Sheiban from Tanzania Feminist Collective

In Feminism Is For Everybody bell hooks talks about consciousness-raising groups, where women would organise to meet and discuss matters of sexism and patriarchy. These would often be someone’s house, a café, anywhere that could safely host a group. The idea was that in order to fight the patriarchy, one would need to learn how it worked and affected them. In the last few decades, these sites have become more expansive, finding homes on various corners of internet and inviting larger groups of women to learn from each other. One such site is the recently founded Tanzania Feminist Collective, which consists of women and non-binary people, with the “goal of wanting to provide education on rape culture, misogyny, women’s rights, and the nuances surrounding bigotry and how this is harmful to the fabric of Tanzanian society.”

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Katika Mazungumzo na Mayowa Adegbile kutoka Ashake Foundation.

Ashake Foundation ilianzishwa mnamo 2013 kwa lengo la kutoa msaada kwa kikundi cha watu waliosahauliwa nchini Nigeria: wajane. Tangu wakati huo wamefanya athari kwa njia elfu kumi kwa watu wapatao 2200 katika jamii 14 tofauti huko Abuja. Tulikaa chini na mwanzilishi, Mayowa Adegbile kupata ufahamu juu ya uendeshaji wa kila siku wa Msingi, kile anachofikiria kwa siku zijazo na athari za janga la COVID-19.

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