Why should I become a member?
African women who join ANWO, do so for the following reasons:
- We understand that the conditions for African women will not improve if we aren’t in the struggle helping to overturn those conditions
- We want to help build power for African women.
- We want to lead on the question of freedom for African women and African people worldwide
- We want to represent the local, national and international concerns of African women
- We want to organize, empower and advocate for African women.
- We want to be part of the global transformation of African women.
- We want to build and share knowledge, skills and expertise.
- We want to give African women political leverage.
- We want to increase African women’s ability to reach and serve our community.
- We want to harness the collective power of African women.
- We want to collectivize our issues and remove feelings of isolation.
What do members actually do?
Our members participate in our local branches and national committees, we organize in our local communities and we conduct outreach through our projects and campaigns.
We outreach in many different ways; actions, protests, community meetings, social media, selling the Burning Spear Newspaper, tabling and flyering. We generally conduct outreach on a weekly basis to network with African women who have an interest in pushing back aggression aimed mostly at poor working class African communities. Through our efforts, we win African women from different sectors of our population.
ANWO organizing is structured around building local branches. Join an existing branch or help create a new one. Branches take on local or national issues concerning African women (ie. mass incarceration, state violence, economic issues). By becoming a member you will be working with African women across the world who have the same vision of freedom for African women and African people overall.
Our National work is organized in committees which contributes to our outreach, membership, information and education, and economic efforts.