We are featuring human centered stories, poems and critical analyses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected alumnae of our African Women’s Leadership Institute. We encourage you to explore a diversity of topics including but not limited to; the economy, sexual and reproductive health and rights, mental health, violence in the private and public sphere, and feminist leadership.
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As I discovered when I finally sought assistance and support from a Clinical Psychologist, asking for help is strength, courage, and stoic determination to rise above our fears and weaknesses and bounce back better and tougher.
-Mirabel Ngong is a communicator and advocate for Women’s leadership and girls’ education in Cameroon. She is an alumna of the 2020 cohort of the African Women’s Leadership institute.
“In the shadow of this tragic global pandemic lurks another pandemic- Violence against Women and Girls. Less reported and hardly headlines news but claiming lives nonetheless.”
Khady Ndour is a leadership specialist with extensive experience in Gender Based Violence and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Senegal. She is an alumna of the 2020 cohort of the African Women’s Leadership institute.
A sneeze throws us all to the dog’s bite,
Smiles in between coughs are not as bright,
It’s not a war of the mighty,
Cause they all have failed the huge task
MaryJacob Okwuosa is a poet, a writer, a radical intersectional feminist, and human rights activist. She is an alumna of the 2020 cohort of the African Women’s Leadership Institute.