Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19

April 03, 2020

The Women, Peace, and Security program hosted a webinar with its Peace and Social Change Fellowship participants, who are leaders of grassroots women’s organizations across Nigeria, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, and Sudan. The five participating organizations hail from different political contexts in Africa, yet they are unified in their expanded approach to peacebuilding beyond armed conflict, including spotlighting issues of everyday safety like reproductive health, food security, and education.

In this current global crisis, they are mobilizing their communities to respond to the growing threat of COVID-19. Their strategies offer wisdom not only on practical ways to care for oneself and one another, but also on building societies grounded in solidarity, equity, and care for communities.

Read our blog on State of the Planet to learn three important lessons from these African grassroots activists.