Black History Month

This February 2022, Global Fund for Women celebrates Black leaders and organizations who fought to end patriarchy, imperialism, and colonialism; who are guided by Pan-Africanism; and who see the African diaspora as the basis to build solidarity. We are also excited to spotlight movement leaders who are organizing for racial, ethnic, and caste justice across the globe. 

This Black History Month, we celebrate and reflect on Black activism, resistance, leadership, and history with our #BHMEverywhere campaign.  

The brainchild of Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans, Black History Month is typically celebrated in the United States in February to commemorate and celebrate the contributions of people of African descent.  

Black lives matter across all borders—so Black History Month must be noted, celebrated, and preserved across borders as well. Just as state violence, authoritarianism, and white supremacy do not begin or end with one country, neither do exceptional and groundbreaking Black leaders and freedom fighters.   

Learn about Black history around the globe and join us in lifting up the people and organizations who center Black freedom, Black joy, and Black dignity every day. 


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We’ll be posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram all February long with #BHMEverywhere updates. Join us with likes and reposts, and keep an eye out on Fridays: we will be offering questions for our audience to talk more about Black History Month and sharing what we hear. Thank you for your support!

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