PRINCIPLES OF UNITY
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

About

VISION

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

MISSION

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.

WHO WE ARE / WHAT WE BELIEVE

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 an assemblage of African women who recognize our responsibility to organize with each other across borders, to address and overturn our special oppression.

This is part of the revolutionary political strategy created by the  African People’s Socialist Party to bring African women into revolutionary political life.

We desire to see a liberated united socialist Africa where the workers have power and where women are leaders and shapers of society. This must be done through the process of making the African revolution.

We believe that through this work we will bring women into a collective process of solving, not just our immediate problems, but solve problems related to all African women and all African people.

We understand that capitalism began at African people’s expense and is contingent on the continued exploitation of Africa and African people.

We recognize that the crises that plague Africa and African people everywhere, stem from the maintenance of capitalism, which is parasitic.

We believe that an organized resistance against capitalism is necessary to destroy this exploitation which causes 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 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.