Digital Library of the Département d'Histoire de la Facultés Lettres et Sciences Humaines - Université Cheikh Anta Diop - Senegal, one of the most famous universities in francophone Africa. The site offers many full text documents. One focus is on slavery. The institute furthermore runs a digitization project of all the theses written there since 1963. A list with the titles of the digitized documents can already be seen online. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The website of the Association of African Women Scholars mainly offers links to different topics (see table of contents). Moreover, you will find information and contact adresses of the main researchers and information on conferences by the organisation "Women in Africa and African Diaspora". [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the fourth conference of the Women in Africa & the African Diaspora (WAAD). You will find some basic information about the conference and its topics. Unfortunately, otherwise the site is rather empty. The links to former conferences are outdated. Please see for http://africanwomenstudies.org/conference.html instead.
This site offers you an introduction into literature in Benin between 1980 and 1999. You will find infirmation on 24 authors, 10 topics and a bibliography. You can also download the information in pdf format. [editors ilissAfrica]
Special issue of the e-journal Wagadu about the topic: "Women's Activism for Gender Equality in Africa". Also see for other issues of the journal as there are other articles dealing with African countries. Access to articles is free. [editors ilissAfrica]
Online journal with news and analyses on Africa. Slate.fr was created by the French Jacques Attali, Jean-Marie Colombani, Johan Hufnagel, Eric Le Boucher, Eric Leser. It belongs to the US -American The Slate Group, which belongs to Washington Post Company. The website also offers some interesting blogs.
The African First Ladies Peace Mission, established to promote peace and harmony in Africa, came into being in 1995 after the Beijing Conference on women in Beijing, China. The initiative was taken by the First Ladies of Nigeria, Gambia, Benin, Uganda, Lesotho and Burundi to undertake a mission of peace to the rest of Africa. Following series of activities at regional levels, the Formal Declaration of the African First Ladies Peace Mission was made in Harare, Zimbabwe during the OAU Summit in 1996. This initiative led to the establishment of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) by the then Nigerian First Lady, Mrs. Maryam Sani Abacha. It was agreed at the Congo Summit in 2008 that Nigeria should provide a permanent secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission. The primary purpose of the mission is to address the peace situation in the continent, with regard to the role of women, and mobilize both government and non-government resources to help reduce violent conflict and their effects in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
The WHRD IC is a resource and advocacy network for the protection and support of women human rights defenders worldwide. An international initiative created out of the international campaign on women human rights defenders launched in 2005, the Coalition calls attention to the recognition of women human rights defenders. ... [according to site editor's information]
Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) is a young African women-led organisation that promotes and advocates for the empowerment and rights of African women and girls. MEWC provide timely and accurate information, resources and tools to support and strengthen the work of African women’s rights advocates, African women's grassroots, organisations and activists. ... [according to site editor's information]