Women Focus

Women in the spotlight


How do African women see the great challenges of the 21st century? What are the positions of more than half of the African continent’s population and what kind of initiatives are they are taking?

From the dissemination of knowledge to systems of disobedience, via history, memory, archives, economic issues, territory and citizenship, the Africa2020 Season places a spotlight on role of women in African societies. French institutions responded to the General Commissioner's call and mobilised with enthusiam. Invitations were sent out to African women professionals who have each designed (or codesigned) a specific project that gives a voice to women from the African continent and its recent diaspora. This spontaneous momentum of solidarity resulted in a series of “Women Focus”  in the arts, sciences and entrepreneurship.

Sponsored by

  • République Française
  • Institut Français
  • Agence Française de développement
  • Conseil présidentiel pour l'Afrique