At the forefront: Histories of African women’s resistance


The International Labour Research and Information Group has produced a beautifully illustrated and inspiring calendar for 2022. Each month portrays one story of women's leadership and participation in radical organizing against oppression in Africa. The selected histories in this calendar, representative of a much broader history of women’s resistance on the continent, reject conceptualisations of African women as submissive. These stories show that African women have a rich history of resistance, have played important roles and have developed innovative tactics in building, defending, and advancing emancipatory struggles. Organisations and movements can draw strength and inspiration from these histories. You can download the calendar in English here.