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


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), a platform that documents experiences of African women on the continent and the diaspora. She has expertise in human rights, gender, peace, and conflict issues.

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 board of the London-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’s in 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 appears in such international media as The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Quartz.