The development of Africa was attained by several significant contributions by great individuals who have the continent at heart. However, most laurels and accolades have been attributed to the “heroes” of the land and not the heroines/sheroes.
Angela Davis once said; “ when black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society” but who writes these stories of African women??
From time immemorial to now, women have always been instrumental in the development of Africa. From the likes of Yaa Asantewaa the Ashanti warrior to President Ellen Jhonson the first African female President, and others.
In a quest to bridge the gender gap on the web, the Goethe Institut and Open Foundation West Africa, initiated a writing contest dubbed Decolonize The Internet (D.TI.) with the theme; Sheroes Of Africa.
D.T.I is a writing contest where participants are given the platform to celebrate women in the fields of tech, leadership, entrepreneurship, sports, etc by creating and adding more information to articles about women on Wikipedia. The contest seeks to document and increase content about African women on the web
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