Amplifying the experiences of young feminists conducting advocacy in Africa in the Challenging Patriarchy Programme: The case of South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Kenya
Feminist advocacy aims to influence and change key decision-making processes, policies and practices that
infringe on women’s rights. It analyses patriarchy and how it is linked to the structures and relationships of
power between men and women that perpetuate violence and poverty (Evans 2005).
A discussion held by young feminists based in South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, and Kenya explored the
meaning of feminist advocacy, their experiences in meaningful participation and contribution to global,
regional, and national processes. They shared the challenges they continue to face and areas where they
require support to effectively engage and influence feminist spaces and agendas.