Françoise Vergès is a political scientist, activist, historian, film producer and public educator. She is the author of A Decolonial Feminism, A Feminist History of Violence and the forthcoming A Programme of Absolute Disorder. She is also a senior research fellow at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation, UCL.
The State will not protect us from gender violence. Our feminism must be anti-racist and decolonial, and must fight for everyone's safety
A vital feminist manifesto from one of our most inspiring political voices
Why do we need a decolonial feminism? In this extract, Françoise Vergès looks to the history of western feminism, showing how white women slave abolitionists were complicit in the ‘civilizing mission’, and how that affects the discourse today.Read full article
Françoise Vergès, Aviah Sarah Day and Shanice Octavia McBean discuss the abolitionist response to carceral feminism, racial capitalism and state violenceRead full article