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Feminist Knowledge Circle with 10 GAC funded partners

Held in Yaoundé, Cameroon from the 11th to the 14th of September 2023
  • The power of the circle lies in its convening of these women to share, its creation of a space to pour into each other, to unlearn biases and re-learn from each other...
  • We, African women, know how dangerous isolation is, when we work in our own little corners we often reinvent the wheel, We often end up burned out or targeted or both.... and we ineffectively labour to bring down the systems that oppress us...
  • The power of the circle lies in its ability to relink us again, to remind us of the common enemy- the unjust systems that render all of us bound as long as some of us are not free, the oppressions we must unite against irrespective of the different forms they may take;
  • Because as with past colonial policies of divide and rule; the oppressive systems of capitalism, patriarchy and the plethora of other -isms that exist to date have pitted African women against one another, forcing them to see each other as threats and competition...