Compiled by Inaara Merani The feminist scholar and activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi joined last month’s Reykjavik Dialogue to speak about the roots of violence against Black African women. Dr. Nyanzi is well-known for her radical activism and outspokenness against the patriarchal institutions in Uganda. Last year, she was released from prison after almost 15 months of incarceration. Her “crime”: writing a poem about the Ugandan president’s mother’s vagina. Dr. Nyanzi campaigned to become a member of the Ugandan parliament earlier this year. Soon after the elections, she forced into exile in Kenya after her family faced threats and violence.
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