Rafiki—an award-winning new lesbian romance film by Wanuri Kahiu, Kenyan director, producer and author—has lost its long-endured Freedom of Expression ruling in Kenya’s high courts. In support of Kahiu, in protest of any, and all, anti-LGBTQ legislation, we can all join in a small act of civil disobedience and solidarity by streaming Rafiki—now available on Amazon Prime!
After Kakenya Ntaiya achieved her own education goals, she decided to go back to Kenya and give back to her rural community by redefining what girls’ lives should look like. So, in 2009, she started a school where girls could be girls, not wives.
Nine traditional chiefs have partnered with USAID and DFID over the last five years to demarcate and document the land rights of 30,000 women farmers across Zambia and Mozambique.
Aftershocks reverberated worldwide in the wake of Donald Trump’s vulgar and hate-filled comments about Haitian and African immigrants on January 11, 2018, when he reportedly used the word “shithole” to describe their countries of origin. His striking lack of compassion in that moment was startling, but no words can describe the added cruelty of maligning Haiti one day before a painful anniversary when memories of trauma and unfathomable loss inevitably resurface.
The Maasai women of Kenya achieve economic independence while supporting wildlife through traditional beadwork.
If communities are ravaged by unresolved state-sponsored trauma, they will continue to remain victims in a complex web of social injustice.
The National Museum of African Art’s exhibition “I Am…Contemporary Women Artists of Africa” offers viewers the opportunity to see African experiences in a more intimate and global context.
It’s International Day of the Girl. Members of Congress should celebrate by passing the Keeping Girls in School Act.
In 2010, Rosana Schaack met Aisha Cooper Bruce through Rise Up’s program in Liberia. In the years since, they’ve successfully passed a groundbreaking Children’s Law and led implementation of a nationwide Girls’ Manifesto.
A new study has confirmed what I and many others have known for a long time: Restricting abortion access actually leads to an increase in abortions.