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Mama Guirassey

Française, riche de mes origines sénégalaises, je suis titulaire d’une licence en Arabe Littéral de l’INALCO, institut de langues orientales partenaire de la Sorbonne où j’ai étudié les fondements des Sciences Économiques. Parmi mes centres d’intérêts : les libertés fondamentales, les droits des femmes, ...

Surbhi Mahajan

From New Delhi, India, Surbhi has been associated with MEWC since December 2013. She has a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Her primary area of interest includes understanding discourses around gender, empowerment, human rights, civil society and ...

Victoria Le Douarin

Originally from Paris, France, she was a radio journalist before supporting Diafora's activities in women's leadership. Victoria has been intern at MEWC since May 2014. Social reformer, she advocates for women's rights. Proud of her engagement in economic women's empowerment, she values being part of innovative projects such ...

Who Are We?

Founded in December 2010 as a result of the launch of the African Women's Decade, it is a virtual information hub that promotes African women’s participation in all aspects of development discourse. Our goal is to ensure that African women and girls have a strong voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary ...

Abi Ogunmwonyi

Born in London, England, and raised in Minneapolis, with a Nigerian heritage, Abi has been interning with MEWC since May 2014. Abi enjoys writing about society, women and culture. Her academic interests lie in socio-political development, foreign affairs, and international law with a focus on women rights, as well as ...

Genevieve Aminata Hill

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Genevieve has been an intern at MEWC since January of 2014. She became involved with MEWC's work after working for two different Canadian NGOs focusing on women and girls' education and empowerment issues in Accra, Ghana. Genevieve has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and International ...

About the Blog

MEWC's blog aims to build a wide and diverse collection of ideas, views and contributions to the knowledge base on women’s issues across the African continent. The blog primarily strives to engage women and young women in taking part in discussions and provide a space for participation in the development of women’s ...