1. All African people, no matter where we are located, are one people. 2. An end to the political and social oppression and economic exploitation of African women. 3. Advocate for the absolute, unequivocal, political, social and economic equality of African women and men. 4. All who participate in ANWOs work do so under ANWOs leadership body, in order to meet its organizational goals and objectives.

A revolution within a revolution


We are not feminists. We are African Internationalists and follow the aims and objectives consistent with the theory of African Internationalism.


The African National Women’s Organization is a membership-based mass organization created by the African People’s Socialist Party and is part of the overall Uhuru Movement; which was created to address the special oppression of African women.

We exist to build the revolutionary capacity of African women, with a focus on the poor working class. We do this with the understanding that for African women and people to be free we need to have a world-wide revolution led by African poor working class. We are led by the political Theory of African Internationalism which explains the world and our future in it.

As the only anti-imperialist, anti-colonial revolutionary African women’s organization, ANWO is leading on the everyday issues that impact the lives of African women.


To see African women embrace our place as leaders in the struggle to end colonial oppression of African people worldwide.


To bring African women into political life and to empower us economically, socially and politically. To forward the interests of African people internationally through our programs aimed particularly at the advancement of African women. To liberate African women and men from the customs and practices that serve to keep us subjugated.


Core Philosophy:

We believe that a fundamental test of the progressive or revolutionary character of any organization, party, movement, or society is its commitment, confirmed in practice, to the destruction of the special oppression of women and the elevation of women to the rightful place as equal partners and leaders in the forward motion of the development of human society and as leaders, makers, and shapers of human history.