ACCORD’s Programmes’ Co-ordinator, Ms. Pravina Makan-Lakha, has been invited to attend the African Feminist Forum Meeting in ACCRA, Ghana from 15-19 November. The meeting will be a historical gathering of African thinkers, practitioners and activists in the gender field. ACCORD has been involved in the gender mainstreaming process on the continent for the past few years, and has recently launched a “Women in Conflict” Project.
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) will host the African Feminist Forum (AFF) for six years. During this time, the AFF will meet three times in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The most significant achievement of this meeting is that it will produce a network of dynamic, re-energised, African women leaders. The African Feminist Forum is expected to collate a body of knowledge reflecting feminist agency that can be shared with feminists around the region, including publications, articles, artistic expressions and films, and will engage with other social movements, and participate in the World Social Forum. The AFF expects to develop local plans of action following the meeting and create working groups which will include women of diverse identities, nationalities, locations, professions, expertise and generations