Fighting rape culture in Ghana.

”A movement of young feminists are fighting back against patriarchy and rape culture in Afropop music in Ghana. ” – By Moshood Read more on : https://africasacountry.com/2019/08/afropop-feminism-fights-rape-culture

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Until Someone Wakes Up

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Drama Queens Ghana under the auspices of the French Embassy and the Zonta Club staged for the second time in the company’s history, the riveting play “Until Someone Wakes Up” written by Carolyne Levy and adapted for the Ghanaian stage by Yaba Armah and Nana Akosua Hanson. Through a […]

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DW Feature: Made for minds.

Changing mindsets in Ghana – no easy feat. But Nana Akosua Hanson has channeled her rage into art and culture to drive that change through Drama Queens. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157019036508397&id=63821723396 

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#LetsTalkConsent: How a young feminist organization is creating a culture of consent in Ghana

By Ngozi Cole Although attention surrounding the #MeToo campaign has mostly centered on the Western world, especially Western celebrities, activists are pushing conversations around rape and sexual consent in societies around the world in which they are considered taboos. In Ghana, young feminists and activists are breaking the silence and long-held cultural beliefs about women’s […]

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WHEN YOU WANNA BE A DRAMA QUEEN!

FRIDA THE YOUNG FEMINIST FUND @FRIDAFUND Today, we want to share the story of a young feminist group in Ghana that believes in “centering Herstories in a world that seeks to erase them”. Drama Queens uses theatre as a means of restoring gender equity and balance to encourage rich conversations around women’s lives and roles in society. By showcasing […]

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Just Like Us [Event Report]

Just Like Us is a stage play by Drama Queens which was first staged this year as part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Based on real life experiences of LGBT people in Ghana, this series of monologues, which employed artistic elements such as music and dance was inspired by Ghanaian photographer […]

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Queer Universities in a time of reordering

Written by moshood We live in a time of reordering, and what a time it is to be alive. Just this January, the continent’s first Queer Feminist film festival was held in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Now, a few months later, there’s been another filmic intervention — this time in Accra, Ghana — in the longstanding […]

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JUST LIKE US PLAY AND EXHIBITION (REVIEW)

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the fundamental right to marry extends to same-sex couples. The ruling required all 50 states to recognize same-sex unions and extend to LGBT couples the same marriage rights and privileges enjoyed by heterosexual couples thereby effectively bringing marriage equality to the whole of the United […]

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‘Until Someone Wakes Up’ Woke Me Up

Until Someone Wakes Up….one of the best theatre productions I have ever seen in a Very. Long. Time. Minimalist, Until Someone Wakes Up opens on a bare stage with the actors seated in frame on simple wooden stools. This simplicity does not prepare you for the onslaught of complex emotion they will hit you with […]

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