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 […]


At the end of 2010, after several meetings organized and supported by the Association of Women’s Rights in Development, the Central American Women’s Fund, and the Global Fund for Women, Amina Doherty was hired as FRIDA’s founding Coordinator. It is with this date in mind that we are celebrating our fifth birthday! “She couldn’t keep her […]

Outside the Lines of Gender: FearlesslyFRIDA in Indonesia

‘I am as you are.’ It’s begun: #ColoringOutsideTheLines and creating art that is both fierce and fearless! #FearlesslyFRIDA began its global art tour with Transvoice, a young feminist group based out of Bogor in West Java whose mission is to empower the transwoman community by raising awareness about their rights. The Fearless Collective and Transvoice […]

Digital StoryTelling

Listen to the stories that make up our movement

Personal stories are a powerful tool for social change. Young feminists attending the Young Feminist Convening organized by FRIDA and partners in May 27-29, 2014, in Thailand, learned exactly that and so much more during a workshop on Digital Storytelling. We are excited to share with you the opportunity to listen to the stories of courageous […]

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 […]

Anaís Córdova Páez: Justicia para Vanessa

“Este es una declaración que nada y nadie nos va a callar. Porque si toquen a una, se toquen a todas. – This is a declaration that nothing and nobody will keep us silent. Because if they touch one of us, they touch all of us.”   listen to ‘Anaís Córdova Páez: Justicia para Vanessa’ […]

Natasha Msonza: Expanding safe online spaces for women

“The more we encouraged women to grab the opportunities for self-expression and participation presented by the internet, the more we needed to raise and increase awareness of the associated risks, and detail threats as well.”   listen to ‘Natasha Msonza: Expanding safe online spaces for women’ on audioBoom “In thinking about contributing to a feminist […]

Zahra: No

Zahra: No

“…learning to say no is probably one of the most priceless gifts I have to share.”   listen to ‘Zahra: No’ on audioBoom “I was a prime candidate for date rape. Prime. I would move his hand when I felt it was going somewhere I wasn’t ready for it to go, and I realized a […]

Getting It Right: LGBT women and HIV/AIDS

By Tatenda Muranda, FRIDA Advisor, HOLAAfrica! co-founder and feminist activist Post-colonial Africa has become an exciting space for LGBT activism because of the vast possibilities for change. Within the African regional human rights system there is no explicit recognition of the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but this has not stopped […]