minist writer, doer and interpreter of the ordinary, Jessica has worked for over 15 years supporting activist organisations, funders and the UN to deepen analysis, shape policy and funding, and refine interventions to defend women’s rights to health, bodily autonomy and freedom from violence. Her research and analysis has been published in a range of platforms including The Lancet, Feminist Africa, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and openDemocracy. Jessica was named as an African Women Changemaker by ARISE Magazine, and one of Applause Africa’s “40 Most Influential Africans under 40”. She is a founding member of the African Feminist Forum Working Group, and is the Director of Programmes at the African Women’s Development Fund in Accra, Africa’s first regional feminist fund. As a poet, Jessica regularly hosts and facilitates initiatives that promote women’s rights and social justice through the arts. er poem ‘Dis-UN, for Rwanda’ won the Sojourner Poetry Prize judged by June Jordan. Jessica’s poetry pamphlet, Speaking in Tongues, is included in the Mouthmark Book of Poetry alongside award winning Black British writers Warsan Shire, Inua Ellams and Malika Booker.
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