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Pan-African solidarity in the face of attacks on LBTQI

Where is the power? In March 2023, Essy joined JASS’ Feminist Movement Building School (FMBS) in Nairobi, Kenya. As the Executive Director of the Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND), Essy began organising around LGBT issues after the post-election…

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Confronting Extractives in Makassar

The “Center Point Indonesia,” a land reclamation project in Makassar, has triggered strong local resistance by the fishing community who have been raising alarm against the damage being caused to their ecosystems and fisheries. The project is a prominent pillar…

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Myanmar: Waging the fight as Rohingya womxn

Interview with Sharifah Shakirah, Rohingya woman leader from the Rohingya Women Development Network (RWDN)   Can you tell us about yourself? Can you describe the work that you do in RWDN? My name is Sharifah Shakirah. I was born in…

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Post-election: What is Zimbabwe’s clock telling us?

By Adelaide Mazwarira The real names of the four women highlighted in this article* have been changed for their safety.  Despite a chaotic election marred by blatant irregularities, Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner, securing his second term as president.…

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Guatemala: A Revival of Hope 

By Laura Carlsen On August 20, Guatemalans achieved a victory they didn’t expect from the polls—wresting control out of the hands of a powerful elite that had imposed increasingly authoritarian rule over 17 million people, among the most impoverished in…

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Myanmar: Keeping the Fight Alive

On April 15, 2021, Myo Myo Aye, a prominent labour rights activist, was taken from her office and taken to a police station for interrogation before being transferred to Insein prison.
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