During the early days, conversations centred on establishing the identity and framework of the organization. It was deemed important for AMwA to state its position/values strongly and give others a chance to agree or resist. The conversations led to the branding of AMwA as a feminist organization. AMwA’s framework of analysis became feminist analysis.
The organization was willing to travel with all the sisters while it politicized and created awareness about the importance of having a clear stance but was also ready to respect the views of those who did not believe in feminism.
Indeed at this stage, some sisters who believed that feminism was “Un-African” dropped out of the organization as such AMwA continued to work with individuals as well as organisations who share this belief.
Reaffirming our commitment to the Charter of the Feminist Principles, AMwA remains committed to dismantling patriarchy in all its manifestations in Africa.