SAYASPORA is a platform for African women worldwide. As an African women-led and bilingual organization founded in 2015 in Montréal, Canada, we strongly believe in the power of representation as tool for social change and inspiration. Therefore, through our events and online content, we hope to foster a place where African youth living in the diaspora can lead, be inspired, affirm their voice and find community. 

As an organisation created, thought and led by African women living in Canada and working to improve their communities, SAYASPORA's mission is to promote women's solidarity across borders. Women changemakers.  


5 women founded Sayaspora : Djamilla Toure, Rydia Sesay, Aurore Iradukunda, Shana Musimbe, and Dorra Bannouri. Together, they laid the foundations for Sayaspora and allowed many young women around the world to freely occupy online and offline spaces to express their truths. Sayaspora began as a blog and then evolved into a movement that transcends established borders and allows many young women to shine through their expertise.

Today Sayaspora is a network of more than 18,000 people online. It is a predominantly young female audience (18-34 years old). It is a media platform followed on all continents, in several key cities such as Montreal, Paris, and Bamako.

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