"This bridge called my back": Femicide, violence and discrimination against Black African women

Western Europe


The European Network of Migrant Women is a group of feminist activists who advocate for the rights of minority women in Europe. In this article, the European Network of Migrant Women collaborate with activists around the world to call for an end to racism and discrimination. As part of their call for action, the authors draw attention to the heightened injustices faced by Black women and emphasize the importance of listening to the voices of Black women and acknowledging the discrimination that they endure on a daily basis. The articles also discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Black women in not only Europe but also the USA, Africa, and the Arab and Asian states.

External Authors

European Network of Migrant Women
  • "I'm scared. I'm scared; they might kill me" - Faustina Tay
  • "I'm so scared, I can't even breathe" - Linah Keza
  • “I believe that I will be at risk of significant harm if the respondent is not ordered to stop immediately ... I am petrified ... I do not want to live a life of violence any more” - Linah Keza
For many Black African women slavery is not only the legacy of the past; it is the horror of the present.




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