The Ten Faces of Sexuality


By Sylvia Tamale

As most of us know, Sexuality is one of the most complex and politicized issues on the African continent.  If Sexuality were to look in the mirror, she would see numerous faces.  In these brief notes, I map out ten different “faces” of sexuality as they have been manifested in Uganda, analyzing their intersections with human rights plus the de jure and de facto rules and norms that mould and paint their features. READ MORE.


Feminists We Love: Professor Amina Mama

Source: Feminist Wire (24 October 2014)

By Hakima Abbas

Professor Amina Mama is Nigerian-British feminist intellectual who has worked for over two decades in research, teaching, organizational change and organizing, and editing in Nigeria, Britain, The Netherlands, South Africa and the USA. She spent a decade at the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute where she led the collaborative development of feminist studies and research for African contexts. Author and editor of a range of books and articles on state feminism, militarism, colonialism, feminist methodologies grounded in African contexts, Amina currently earns her living as a professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of California. READ MORE


Call for Papers: Feminist Africa Issue 21 - Fashion and Beauty Politics

The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is pleased to announce a call for papers for Feminist Africa Issue 21 (Fashion and Beauty Politics). This issue is being guest edited by Simidele Dosekun. For more information about Feminist Africa, please visit 

Deadline for Submissions: 31 December 2015

All Submissions and Enquiries should be emailed to


Venue information for Gender Studies second semester courses is now available

The venue information for Gender Studies second semester courses is now available. Please click HERE. Should you need any clarifications, please contact the Gender Studies Academic Programme Administrator, Wardah Daniels (wardah.daniels[at]


The YWL team at Wits University publishes

The Young Women's Leaderhip team at the University of the Witwatersrand has published! Their article is titled: 'Half of the picture: Interrogating common sense gendered beliefs surrounding sexual harassment practices in higher education' and is published by the Agenda journal. Below, please see the reference for the article:




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