Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe
- Age: 34
Françoise Kpeglo Moudouthe is passionate about developing advocacy strategies to end harmful practices and helping African feminists tell their stories.
Françoise is originally from Cameroon and currently lives in Morocco. She received a master’s degree in International Relations, focusing on International Security, from Sciences Po Paris. As the Founder and Principal Consultant at Eyala, a bilingual (English-French) platform that harnesses the power of conversation to explore the multiple facets of African feminisms, she is responsible for helping NGOs develop and implement advocacy-related strategies and projects on addressing harmful practices and gender-based violence in Africa and blogging about what it means to be an African feminist today through interviews with African activists.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Françoise is proud she worked with the chief executive officer of The Elders and single-handedly provided the technical work that led The Elders to adopt the ending child marriage agenda and create Girls Not Brides. Through her work as Girls Not Brides’ Head of Africa Engagement, she grew African membership and coordinated advocacy for the African Union (AU) to adopt a policy position beyond their campaign, culminating in the AU adopting the African Common Position on ending child marriage in 2015 and leading to Girls Not Brides creating teams to replicate the Africa team’s success in other global regions such as Asia and Latin America.
Françoise advocates for girls and women because, as she quotes Audre Lorde, “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
In her free time, Françoise enjoys reading, listening to music, and is a self-described, “enthusiastic singer.”