BISI ADELEYE-FAYEMI

BISI ADELEYE-FAYEMI

BISI ADELEYE-FAYEMI

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a Feminist Activist, Gender and Development Specialist, Social Entrepreneur, Policy Advocate, and Writer. She has a BA (1984) and MA (1988) in History and an MA in Gender and Society (1992) from Middlesex University. She served as the Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international development organisation for African women based in London, UK, with an Africa regional office in Kampala, Uganda, from 1991-2001. While she was the Director of AMwA, she established the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI). She co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) – the first Africa-wide grant-making foundation for women based in Ghana, and served as the first CEO from 2001-2010. She is also the Chair, Nigerian Governors Wives Against Gender Based Violence (NGWA-GBV). Bisi is the author of Speaking for Myself: Perspectives on Social, Political and Feminist Activism in Africa (2013), ‘Speaking Above a Whisper’, (2013) ‘Loud Whispers’ (2017) and ‘Where is Your Wrapper’ (forthcoming November 2020).

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