About the Project

The Challenging Patriarchy Project

The Challenging Patriarchy Program is a 12 months capacity strengthening initiative for young feminists in seven countries within the Eastern African Region. These include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Somaliland. The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) programme goal envisions a cohesive collaboration between feminists in the region who challenge patriarchy. HBF hosted two convening for vocal feminists in the region in 2018 and 2019. The participants expressed interest in a platform that would allow them to strategize, work together and learn from each other. Such a platform would allow for better coordination in the various in-country efforts in challenging patriarchy.