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A platform created by women to inspire others

 

 

SAYASPORA is an African women-led and bilingual organization founded in 2015 that aims to empower and create a greater representation of women and youth stemming from the African diaspora.

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 that works towards the betternment of their community, SAYASPORA has for mission to promote female solidarity across borders. Women changemakers.

OUR FOUNDERS
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Founder

DJAMILLA TOURE

Djamilla est née en Côte d Ivoire et a vécu pendant dix ans au Maroc. Pour elle, SAYASPORA est un projet qui émane d un manque : celui de ne pas pouvoir s identifier aux femmes présentes dans les médias. C est ainsi que la plateforme SAYASPORA a été fondée. À travers cet organisme tenu par des jeunes femmes, elle espère motiver l'ensemble de la jeunesse de la diaspora africaine à entreprendre.

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Co-Founder

DORRA BANNOURI

Dorra, diplômée en Relations internationales et Droit international a vécu en Tunisie, au Moyen-Orient, au Canada et en Bolivie. Son intérêt concernant la lutte pour l égalité entre les genres dans l émancipation sociale, lui a donné l envie de se consacrer à travers SAYASPORA, à la source dont émane son inspiration et d'où découlent ses aspirations : l’Afrique.

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Co-founder

AURORE IRADUKUNDA

Aurore holds a Bachelors in Molecular Cell Biology and African Studies from McGill University. For her, SAYASPORA means centering African women as agents of change who are too often underrepresented in the media. Through SAYASPORA, she hopes to hope to foster a space where nuanced, and informed perspectives about Africa can prosper in the efforts of inspiring a new generation of conscious and informed leaders to actively contribute to the continent’s development.

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Co-founder

SHANA MUSIMBE

Shana is an International Development and African Studies student at the university of MCGILL. She was born and raised in the southern african country of Zimbabwe. For her, SAYASPORA is the opportunity to advance the narrative of women from all corners of Africa to the diaspora and to the world at large.

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Co-founder

A. RYDIA SESAY

From Sierra Leona, Rydia is passionate about writing and wants to offer to young women the opportunity to inspire and be role models for others. With SAYASPORA, she is hoping to lay a foundation that will thrive generation after generation.

SAYASPORA is a platform created by women wishing to inspire many more. Women changemakers.

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