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African Studies: Women - Africa

African studies is multidisciplinary in scope, and this site covers print and electronic sources on Africa that will be relevant to Syracuse University scholars.

Women- Africa-Health


Center for African Family Studies (CAFS)
The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organisations and individuals working in the field of reproductive health, population and development in order to contribute to improving the quality of life of families in sub-Saharan Africa.(website)

EnGender Health
Founded in 1943, EngenderHealth is a nonprofit organization that works internationally to support and strengthen reproductive health services for women and men worldwide. To learn more about our work, click on the photos below. (website)

UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender and human rights issue.(website)

Women - Africa


African Feminist Forum
The African Feminist Forum is a biennial conference that brings together African feminist activists to deliberate on issues of key concern to the movement. It was developed out of the growing concern amongst feminists on the continent, that the efforts to advance the rights of women on the continent were under serious threat from a number of sources.

Association of African Women Scholars
"...Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS) is a worldwide organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging scholarship on African women in African Studies, forging intellectual links and networks with scholars, activists, students, and policy makers inside and outside Africa, and participating actively in continental and global debates on issues specifically relevant or related to African women..." (introduction)

Forum for African Women Educationalists
"...The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) was created in 1992 as a response to the slow pace of implementation of Education for All goals in sub-Saharan Africa... FAWE seeks to ensure that girls have access to school, complete their studies and perform well at all levels..." (website - What is FAWE)

Just Associates
Just Associates (JASS) is an international network of activists, scholars, and popular educators grounded in local and national action in more than 25 countries, working to strengthen the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just world.

Organisation of Women Writers of Africa
"...The Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA) Inc. was founded in 1991 by poet Jayne Cortez of the United States and writer Ama Ata Aidoo of Ghana. OWWA is a non-profit literary organization concerned with the development and advancement of the literature of women writers from Africa and its Diaspora..." (website - About OWWA Inc.)