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


president yejide orunmila speaking to a crowd outdoors at a demonstration


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.


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.


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 organization that is comprised 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 colonialism, not racism is the primary contradiction that plagues Africa and African people everywhere; and that parasitic capitalism was born out of colonial domination, oppressing and exploiting the peoples of the world.

We believe that organized resistance to colonialism is necessary to destroy this exploitation that 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.