6 Core Principles
We commit to enacting a form of society marked by equality of genders, ethnicities, religions and sexualities. We do not tolerate bigotry or misogyny, or allow it to be replicated in our organisation. We ground our efforts in anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist ideals and promote egalitarian at all levels of our work.
Human-centered & Narrative Driven
Individual and collective experiences and narratives are at the center of our decision making. We aim to deepen empathy for and immersion in the experiences of African women from all backgrounds, particularly the most marginalised in our communities.
We view ourselves not just as scholars, but as activists with an agenda to improve our societies. We work with and in service of communities, viewing them as scholars themselves whose experiences endow them with knowledge that is valuable for the process of change. As scholars, we commit to using the best and most relevant data to develop our content and always maintaining critical minds.
We acknowledge that we exist in the same space as others and therefore commit ourselves to working towards a shared goal by cooperating with others, reinforcing each other’s efforts and drawing on each other’s strength, knowledge, experiences and feedback. Together we commit to being bold in our efforts to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries and change trajectories.
We focus on the immediate issues as well as a broader transformative vision. We live prefiguratively- according to the vision of the world we want to see.
Our storymapping project will showcase different African feminist movement actors across the continent. From organisations to grassroots efforts.
Collections consist of immersive visual stories, essays, reading & viewing lists and movement building toolkits for emerging and established young African women activists.