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, RAW 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.
"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