International Women’s Day is important to us. Over the past week, our team has been thinking through what this day means to us, and this is what we decided.
For us, this day represents a time to celebrate and honour the women in our lives and our communities. It is a day to raise our voices to uplift African women on our continent who continue in many ways to resist and challenge the status quo.
A day to highlight African women who are often erased from mainstream conversations about African womanhood and women’s rights. Women who despite all odds are surviving and helping others to survive too.
This day also represents a time for us to highlight the triumphs and challenges of women across the globe.
Happy international women’s day to all of you. You matter, your dreams matter and your struggles matter.