head shot of Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell Kagumire

Editor, African Feminism

Region(s): Africa, Global
Country of focus: South Sudan, Uganda


Current Occupation: Editor, African Feminism
Organization/Institution: African Feminism.com
Language: English


Carbon credits are dispossessing African communities New Internationalist Nov 20, 2023

Africa deals with the ripple effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine New Internationalist Aug 24, 2023

Uganda’s Anti-LGBTIQ law; a Country on Dangerous Trajectory African Feminism Aug 9, 2023

Rosebell Kagumire, the Ugandan winner of the 2018 AfricTivistes Prize Interview Africtivistes Apr 14, 2023

UN and US join chorus of condemnation against Uganda’s hardline anti-LGBT bill CNN Mar 22, 2023

View from Africa: Antisocial Media New Internationalist Mar 21, 2023

Feminist Foreign Policy: A Co-optation? Useful framework? or Newest Insta Filter for Empowerment African Feminism Mar 20, 2023

Interrogating Feminist Foreign Policies from African Feminist Perspectives Video Panelist Researchers without Borders Mar 15, 2023

Out of the shadows New Internationalist Jan 4, 2023

Rosebell Kagumire Female Fear Factory Podcast Nov 11, 2022

Beyond Pacification: African Feminisms – A Constant Awakening African Arguments Oct 18, 2022

Rosebell Kagumire is fighting for women’s rights in Africa Deutsche Welle Mar 7, 2022

The colonial undertones of Omicron travel bans Al Jazeera Dec 6, 2021

Uganda: Fueling anti-LGBTQI sentiment to stay in power coauthor Al Jazeera Jun 19, 2021

After another Museveni ‘victory’, Uganda is at a tipping point Al Jazeera Jan 22, 2021

African Women Face Two Pandemics, Al Jazeera, July 2020

Black Lives Matter resonates with Africans pushing for decolonization, Global Reporting Centre, June 2020

Ads about bus stop harassment and ‘bonus wives’ normalise sexism The Guardian April 1, 2019

Young Ugandan Feminists Voices in Youth in Africa: Agents of Change

The Role of Patriarchy in the Roll-back of Democracy  in East and Horn of Africa, edited

The Leaders’ Journal: Pushing the Boundaries of Feminist Thought Leadership in Africa


Rosebell Kagumire (@RosebellK) is an award-winning Ugandan feminist writer, activist, curator, and editor of African Feminism (AF) (@AfriFeminists),  a platform that documents experiences of African women on the continent and in the diaspora. She has expertise in human rights, gender, peace, and conflict issues.

Rosebell co-edited Challenging Patriarchy: The Role of Patriarchy in the Roll-back of Democracy, published by Heinrich Böll Stiftung in 2020.

She was honoured with the Anna Guèye 2018 award for her contributions to digital democracy, justice, and equality by AfricTivistes, a network of African activists.The World Economic Forum recognized Rosebell as a Young Global Leader under the age of 40 in 2013. In 2012 she was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “100 women to follow on Twitter.”

She is a member of the advisory council of the Europe-based Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, a research, advocacy, and consulting organization dedicated to promoting feminist foreign policy across the globe.

She holds a Master of Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She obtained a certificate in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century from the Harvard Kennedy School and a certificate in Nonviolent Conflict at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Rosebell holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University in Kampala.

Her writing has appeared in such international media as The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Quartz.