Call for Exceptional, Passionate African Feminists to Join FEMNET Board of Directors

FEMNET is looking for exceptional passionate African feminists with strong experience, knowledge and commitment to the promotion and protection of women’s rights in Africa and around the world, to join the Board of Directors. We are counting on our members to elect strong board which will contribute to the governance and execution of FEMNET’s new Strategy 2020-2029.

FEMNET’s Board of Directors represents the diversity of the continent’s regions and exceptional individuals from a wide range of experiences, skills sets and backgrounds. Our Board of Directors, are committed to pan-African feminist principles, applying an intersectional lens, intentional about inclusion and passionate about achieving gender equality and women’s rights. The Board of Directors constitutes of 9 positions that are: The Chairperson, The Treasurer, 7 Vice Board Chairs representing North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, Diaspora and Young Women and the Executive Director as an ex-officio member.

FEMNET is intentional about ensuring diversity and inclusion, we encourage women with disability, gender non-conforming persons, women living in rural and marginalized communities, women living in informal settlements, indigenous/ethnic minorities, and women of all ages to apply.

Click to download/ read the Call for FEMNET Board Members (French)/ Appel aux candidatures au Conseil d’administration

Click to download/ read the Call for FEMNET Board Members (English) 



Eligible FEMNET members are encouraged to apply by completing the google form link and sending the following documents on email: by the 13th of September 2021:-

a. Candidate’s summarized CV (2 pages maximum).

b. Two Recommendation letters:- (i) from the candidate’s organization signed by the Executive Director
or Chairperson of the organization/institution which states the strength of the Candidate and the value she will add to FEMNET as well as state the commitment of the organization to support the Candidate in her role as a Board member, if elected. (ii) from a referee who is known to be working within the gender equality/ feminist/ women’s rights/ human rights/ development arena, and who have worked with the Candidate and can certify that the candidate is a proven leader.

c. A profile picture with good resolution. This picture will be used for your profile.


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