Agenda aims to question and challenge current understandings and practices of gender relations. We contribute to the development of new knowledge about how gender relations can be transformed. In particular, we contribute to the development of women and their capacity to organize themselves, reflect on their experiences and write about this.

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Empowering Women for Gender Equity

Who We Are

Agenda Feminist Media is committed to giving women a forum, a voice and skills to articulate their needs and interests towards transforming unequal gender relations. We aim to question and challenge current understandings and practices of gender relations.

What We Do

Agenda has been at the forefront of feminist publishing in South Africa for the past 34 years. Through our flagship project, the Agenda journal, we raise debate around women’s rights and gender issues. Visit publisher Taylor & Francis Online to buy copies.

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Agenda values participatory and transparent processes and provides opportunities for individual growth and development. We host quarterly feminist dialogues in Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria. See the bottom of this page for upcoming events near you.

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Past Events

Feb 18 2021 - Online Journal Launch

6:30 pm Cultural Dialogues for Feminist Creatives: Southern Voices. Click here to view.

Nov 22 2019 - Call for Abstracts

6:30 pm Cultural Dialogues for Feminist Creatives: Southern Voices. Guest editors: Professors Dr. Lliane Loots and Ms. Ongezwa Mbele.


Latest Articles

“Powerless and afraid, I felt they let me down”: Reflections of a first-year student on gender-based violence at a university in South Africa

By Pryah Mahabeer


Despite existing national and institutional policies and interventions on gender-based violence (GBV), acts of GBV endure at universities in South Africa.

Through narrative research inquiry, this focus piece reports on the experiences and perspectives of GBV of a first-year student at a university in South Africa. The findings presented reveal how she experienced feelings of vulnerability, silenced by ignorance, fear and powerlessness in a university residential space. She voices her disappointment regarding the reporting of the GBV incident, the disciplinary process, and the outcome thereof. Retrospectively, ‘Zinzi’ provides possible recommendations from the ground up.

How can girls with disabilities become activists in their own lives? Creating opportunities for policy dialogue through ‘knowledge mobilization spaces’

By Xuan Thuy Nguyen,Thuy Linh Dang & Claudia Mitchell


This article examines the ways in which girls with disabilities (GWD) in the Global South, in this case, Vietnam, could engage in policy dialogues by examining the ways in which these girls can raise their voices through what we describe as ‘knowledge mobilization spaces’.

Specifically, we ask: How can researchers engage in activist work with girls and young women with disabilities? What do we learn from their voices? How can knowledge mobilization strategies such as photo exhibitions and video screenings become creative spaces for supporting their dialogues with policymakers and other stakeholders?

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