On Friday 10 March 2023, we were delighted to participate at the virtual side event that was hosted at the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women #CSW67 NGO Forum by Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de I’Ouest (ISDAO) in collaboration with UHAI-EASHRI titled “WE, WOMEN, WEB ACTIVISTS – Principles, Outcomes, and Perspectives of Feminist Digital Activism for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls.”

The discussion at this particular event revolved around the emerging and new online strategies that can be used to foster inclusion and engagement of womxn and other structurally silenced groups amidst the limited digital literacy and access, building connections with communities living in rural areas while gauging the pros, cons and challenges of feminist digital activism in West, East and Central Africa.

According to the United Nations Foundation, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The #CSW67 physically took place in New York from 6th to 17th March this year under the priority theme “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.