REMARKABLE AFRICAN WOMEN SUMMIT
ACCRA, GHANA | 2019
MAKING AFRICAN WOMEN'S VOICES MAINSTREAM
Be part of a global platform that supports/marshals the contribution of African women’s unique narratives to the global feminist discourse.
Connect with Black/African Diaspora women, amplify their voices and give this under-represented group more power to create community and lead.
Help establish a resource for amplifying the contributions of African women in the economic, social and political spheres across different sectors.
The Remarkable African Women (RAW) Summit is a first of its kind gathering in Africa of inspiring and influential women, visionaries, and industry leaders who are keen on promoting and increasing the participation of African women in all facets of community and leadership.
African women have been omitted from the stories of the Zeitgeist of gender equality reflected in global movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. By championing the African woman’s narrative, RWA facilitates community conversations locally and globally to amplify the authentic stories of African women, elevating the African woman’s voice to deliver her own feminist narrative. As Africa experiences economic growth and political changes, the summit is also equipping, strengthening, and supporting women to assume leadership positions and become catalysts for advancements on the continent.
H.E. NANA AKUFO-ADDO
H.E. AMINA J. MOHAMMED
Deputy Secretary-General, UN
“We do not leave the fate of our children in the hands of men alone. Therefore, we cannot leave the fate of Africa to our men alone. Our men need our help to turn this ship around.”
GET INVOLVED - SPONSOR THE SUMMIT!
RAW welcomes corporate sponsorship of a range of activities from breakfast/lunch sessions, plenary discussions, and tour activities to breakout sessions, exhibitions and the Gala/Award ceremony among others.
Join our global network of partners and supporters who are onboard to amplify the narratives of African Women and bring platforms of engagement to the doorsteps of African girls and women.
"Now I have seen that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king.
If it were the brave days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye and Opuku Ware I, chiefs would not sit down to see their king taken without firing a shot. No white man could have dared to speak to the Chief of Asante in the way the governor spoke to you chiefs this morning. Is it true that the bravery of Asante is no more?
I cannot believe it. It cannot be! I must say this: if you, the men of Asante, will not go forward, then we will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls on the battlefield."
– Yaa Asantewaa
WELCOME TO GHANA
Ghana has a rich history of powerful women. In the matrilineal Asante community wealth and wisdom flowed through women. They held the status of final decision-makers in these communities.
“Ye ko bisa aberewa”
[We are going to consult the old woman!]