Woman Undressed

Woman Undressed is an ongoing series which explores, unpacks and addresses politics surrounding young women and social issues which affect black African women. It is an open space where young black women are encouraged to speak out against hegemonic, patriarchal and racists structures. The series also explores the complexities in the creation of the young…

ICC appoints women umpires for first time

Female umpires will officiate for the first time in the women’s World Twenty20 qualifiers, cricket’s governing body announced on Wednesday. In a move designed to further the development of the women’s game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 28 to December 5, will feature four female…

Award-winning Afghan refugee whose tent school empowered a thousand girls

When Aqeela Asifi accepted the Nansen refugee award in Geneva this month, the 49-year-old Afghan teacher appeared with her husband, Sher Mohammed, and youngest daughter, Sawera, 11. It was a moment to celebrate Asifi’s “brave and tireless dedication to education for Afghan refugee girls” in Pakistan. But the fact that Asifi says she feels like…