Maimuna Jeng is a feminist writer, blogger, and communications professional from The Gambia. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of Equals Now, a feminist collective that promotes women and girls’ equality through radical advocacy and space holding. Maimuna works in the intersections of religion, sexual and reproductive health rights, and technology inequalities. She holds a BSc in Political Science from the University of The Gambia and serves as an Advisor on the Global FRIDA Board. Maimuna is on tiwtter as @korrjorrjeng.
This article examines the #FreeSenegal protests from a feminist perspective, depicting women's erasure from movements and revolutions in the African continent, and the prevalence of rape culture and sexual violence – even amidst anti-oppression protests.
It is fundamental to ensure that when organising, we do not overlook women who do not have “feminist” on their bios but are resisting and defying in their homes, schools and workplaces. When we represent, we need to make sure that we do not forget the women who don’t have access to the same spaces.