Feminism online in West and Central Africa: Identities and digital colonisation

In West and Central Africa, feminist organising has often been fractured at a regional level. This is due in part to the language barrier – which is a direct result of colonisation – between mainly French-, English- and Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as the numerous local languages that are present in the sub-region. Except for Nigeria and Senegal, which have more than 50% [1] of their populations connected, most countries in the region still have a long way to go to democratise access to the internet, and there are serious efforts to be made to ensure equal access.

Read more on the Association’s for Progressive Communications Gender IT project.