August 27th, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I am humbled at the thought of being featured in Women Leading Africa : Conversations with Inspirational African Women alongside sheroes such as Pregs Govender, Leymah Gbowee and Ama Ata Aidoo, and new feminist flames like Rudo Chigudu!
Women Leading Africa book profiles 18 African feminists activists working through formal politics, community mobilisation, the arts, grantmaking and the faith community towards a feminist Africa.
April 18th, 2012 § Leave a Comment
With the outbreak of conflict and crisis in Mali we have heard little from women’s perspective about the deeper roots and potential implications, including the opportunistic entry of religious fundamentalists in communities in northern Mali. Click here to read an interview by Jessica Horn with a Malian feminist and women’s rights activist, published on Open Democracy 50: 50′s Our Africa .
February 23rd, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Our Africa is shortlisted in the ‘New Media’ category alongside new media initiatives by the BBC and Al Jazeera. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London, UK in May 2012.
October 6th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Our Africa- A continent through women’s eyes was launched in September 2011 on Open Democracy’s 50:50 site. The site profiles fresh thinking and critical analysis by African women on the key issues, and economic and political forces shaping Africa’s present and future.
Our Africa is co-editted by Jessica Horn, Amel Gorani and Jane Gabriel (Editor of 50:50).
Read Jessica Horn’s article on the launch here.
June 1st, 2011 § Leave a Comment
From 23-25 May 2011 the Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire hosted over 120 women’s rights activists, survivors, security specialists and security sector personnel, government representatives and peace activists for a the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Jessica Horn reported there for Open Democracy’s 50:50 platform. Read her articles here:
April 8th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
In the lead up to Hope Rising, Jessica Horn was interviewed by columnist Sarah Hampson for Canada’s broadsheet The Globe and Mail. Read the interview by clicking here.
If you are in Toronto get your tickets for the concert on May 3rd, 2011!
April 3rd, 2011 § Leave a Comment
On May 3rd I will be speaking at Hope Rising – a benefit concert for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. At the feet of activist and artistic giants- Harry Belafonte, Stephen Lewis, Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo and more….we all give our time and energies in the name of supporting community-based responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa.
More power to Africa’s grandmothers, networks of women and men living with HIV and AIDS, support groups, youth activists, human rights defenders, feminists, social justice lawyers, community mobilisers, artists – and all the allies who make it possible to think about a future without the devastation of HIV/AIDS.