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#ReclaimTheNarrative: Mainstream Beauty Standards Were Made to be Broken

Within our own communities across Africa, many people still think that beauty means straight hair, lighter skin, or thin cinched waists. Sometime throughout history, society decided that these features should be the standard of beauty. These Eurocentric beauty paradigms often exclude black and brown women, their traditional attire, darker skin tones, or various body […]

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#ReclaimTheNarrative: Dismantling Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through fraud, force, or manipulation with the goal of exploiting them for profit or sexual pleasure. Women, children, and sometimes men of all ages and ethnicities can become victims of this horrific crime, which occurs in just about every corner of the world. […]

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#ReclaimTheNarrative: Bodily Autonomy & Sexual Sovereignty

Many women in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa haven’t been able to enjoy their bodies and own their experiences for far too long under the rule of patriarchal governments and authoritarian regimes. But that is now changing. Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, has the highest number of women and girls […]

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Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs Add Value to Local Economies in Africa

AWRA Founding Member Reem Abdellatif sat down for a one-one-one interview with entrepreneur and presenter Vickie Remoe, a prominent multimedia producer, entrepreneur, and presenter from Sierra Leone. We discuss all the barriers against women entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone and Africa and what we must do to break them.  Q: What was it like […]

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AWRA will ‘empower young African girls to prosper’

Q: As an anchor and media consultant who managed to achieve great things, what does a movement like AWRA, created by African women for the African community mean to you? A: The AWRA movement means a lot to me. I got quite excited when I was invited to join the platform by my dearest friend […]