Dear, Friends and Colleagues,
It is with enormous pleasure that we proudly announce that after our 3-year break and relocation to the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies, Feminist Africa is once again up and running. We begin our second phase of existence with the long-awaited re-launch issue on a topic of great urgency and strategic importance to Africa and the world, entitled:
Edited by long-time Feminist African editors, contributors, and activist scholars, Charmaine Pereira and Dzodzi Tsikata, this issue continues Feminist Africa’s tradition of being digitally available and openly accessible to the world. With this re-launching, we continue to ensure that African knowledge and information can be freely available to readers across Africa and the rest of the world, to overcome the exclusionary pay-walls of corporate and academic capitalist publishers.
A great many Feminist Africans have laboured, struggled and otherwise contributed to establish our new digital infrastructure, and we have new people working on all aspects of our editorial and production process. This effort is led and driven by the Feminist African community’s dedication and commitment to Feminist Africa’s shared vision and mission.
Enjoy reading and be inspired to activism.
On behalf of FA’s Collective Editorship: Dzodzi Tsikata, Charmaine Pereira, Sylvia Tamale, Hope Chigudu.
FA expresses collective appreciation to the following funding partners for contributing resources for behind the scenes, digital upgrading, training and capacity-building: African Women’s Development Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Ford Foundation West Africa and Open Society Initiative for East Africa.
Theme: Vaccines: global dimensions and local manifestations This issue addresses the latest debates on Covid-19 by bringing together three important contributions that situate vaccine scarcity and access in a longer structural history of medical monopoly and corporate greed. The unequal global distribution of vaccines brings to sharp focus the situation of low- and middle-income countries who now find themselves in a hopeless scramble against the world’s biggest economies that are, in keeping with their historical trajectories of development, once again engaged in a scientific race of discovery, patenting, and hoarding of vaccines, reflecting both power and geostrategic positioning at the expense of poorer countries. For more click the following link:http://www.agrariansouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ASN_RB_Feb-Mar_2021.pdf