"Let’s remember what we bring to the table as African feminists" – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 4/4

"Let’s remember what we bring to the table as African feminists"  – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 4/4

I’m still in conversation with Rwandan activist Dinah Musindarwezo. Here, she brilliantly answers some of the toughest questions I’ve asked myself as a professional. Like, what’s the point of spending so much energy at the African Union or United Nations when African women’s lives are so remote from those spaces?

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"Those are the everyday struggles of feminism" – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 3/4

"Those are the everyday struggles of feminism" – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 3/4

Rwandan women’s rights advocate Dinah Musindarwezo goes personal and opens up about what it means to live a feminist life at home. She tells me about the joys and the challenges of practicing her feminist values in her marriage and as a mother.

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“Every time you challenge patriarchy, you are starting a battle” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 2/4

“Every time you challenge patriarchy, you are starting a battle” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 2/4

Rwandan advocate Dinah Musindarwezo shares the story of when she had to paid a high price for standing up to patriarchy. All I wanted to know was: was it worth it in the end? Her answer is inspiring.

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“For us girls, there were no praises, just criticism” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 1/4

“For us girls, there were no praises, just criticism” – Dinah Musindarwezo (Rwanda) – 1/4

Meet Dinah Musindarwezo, a Rwandan feminist who has dedicated her career to advocating for better policies for African women. In this first part of our conversation, she tells me her feminist journey started when she was a little girl questioning the injustices she would observe at home every day.

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"Violence against women is a social phenomenon, not a series of random cases" - Laila Slassi, co-founder of Masaktach - Morocco (1/4)

"Violence against women is a social phenomenon, not a series of random cases" - Laila Slassi, co-founder of Masaktach - Morocco (1/4)

Moroccan feminist Laila Slassi was sick and tired of the way sexual violence survivors were portrayed in the media. Turning her outrage into action, she co-founded Masaktach to speak out against rape culture in Morocco.

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“As a feminist, I felt judged by the movement I thought I belonged to.” – Rachel-Diane Cusiac-Barr (Cameroon) 1/3

“As a feminist, I felt judged by the movement I thought I belonged to.” – Rachel-Diane Cusiac-Barr (Cameroon) 1/3

Meet Rachel-Diane Cusiac-Barr, a Cameroonian fashion entrepreneur who thinks being a feminist is a no-brainer. In this first part of our conversation, she explains why, to her, feminism is all about choice.

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