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Illustration of Maureen, post by World YWCA
Maureen’s Story: What Young Women can Achieve Despite the Hardest of Conditions

Ten-year-old Maureen was working as a nanny miles away from her village for less than USD 7 a month. By 12 years of age, she had lost her father, her step-father and even her mother. On several occasions, she was sexually harassed and beaten till blue. On some days, she fed herself from trash cans on the streets. But she endured it all; all she asked was to be allowed to attend school.

Maureen’s story is deeply moving, but what stands out is her relentless fight for her rights.

A Practical Young Feminist Guide to Global Convenings

The 26th United Nations Climate Conference of the Parties (COP26) was a glaring example of what happens when grassroot organisers are excluded from conversations concerning their lives. Intended to place the world on a path towards averting a climate disaster, the summit failed after leaving the Global South and young people out. To counter this, we must scale up our efforts to facilitate spaces for young feminists, in all their diversity, to connect and conspire for a just present and future.

Mbali Khumalo works as FRIDA’s Program Officer providing accompaniment for feminist groups from Sub-Saharan Africa.

In this post she shares practical advice and learnings to create inclusive, feminist global convenings.