Outside the Lines of Body: FearlesslyFRIDA in South Africa

‘I wear my body, without shame’ Images of the exposed African body have flooded colonial anthropological studies for centuries; either exoticised or allowed to be exposed when culturally sanctioned. But when acting upon it’s own autonomy the female body has also been used to claim space, and become an act of protest. The Fearless Collective collaborated […]

New report: Global Mapping of Young Feminist Organizing

FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund and Association for Women’s Rights in Development’s Young Feminist Activism Program are pleased to publish Brave, Creative, Resilient: The Global State of Young Feminist Organizing, an international mapping on the global state of young feminist organizing. Read and download the full report here. Read a summary of key findings and recommendations […]

Kicking their way inside soccer stadiums!

Open stadiums is a nation-wide campaign which has gained international attention through its very public and legitimate defy of the ban. Semanur Karaman interviewed the faces behind the campaign to understand their aspirations for Iran and expectations from the global feminist movement. Football is a multi billion-dollar industry which is highly politicized across the globe.  Take […]

Africa Convening: some critical thinking, sharing and reflections

FRIDA held its first ever regional convening for grantee partners in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in Nairobi, Kenya from the 11th – 13th August 2015: an exciting and rare opportunity that brought together 9 of the 10 grantee groups in the region (all from different countries), with two participants from each group. Five of us from […]

Juliet Katongole: Breaking Out The Fear

“…I really didn’t know where I got the courage, and I talked about our security, health issues…”   listen to ‘Juliet Katongole: Breaking Out The Fear’ on audioBoom “I never knew about activism when I was doing sex work. Until I joined a group of sex workers that were organized by men who had funding […]

Michelle: My First Time

listen to ‘Michelle: My First Time’ on audioBoom “It was my first time. It didn’t hurt although I expected it to. I think that helps, doesn’t it? You expect the worst and then it never really meets up to expectations. Plus, all my friends were doing it. It was time to see what all the fuss […]