Phew of relief at the exhibition “FrauenBilder – FrauenVorbilder: Inspirations from Garango, Burkina Faso

Phew of relief at the exhibition “FrauenBilder – FrauenVorbilder: Inspirations from Garango, Burkina Faso

On March 15th, at the Domhof in Ladenburg, the team of the Black Academy was pleased to collaborate with the Landratsamt Rhein-Neckar-Kreis-Stabstelle für Integration und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung, Garangoverein Ladenburg e.V, and the city of Ladenburg to organize an exhibition highlighting female role models from the African continent and their commitment to an egalitarian society. It is worth mentioning that this event was part of the celebration of International Women’s Day and brought together about sixty participants.

Following the official opening speeches, the exhibition showcased the achievements and commitments of 9 inspiring female role models from Garango, Burkina Faso, who fight daily for an egalitarian society and encouraged a change in perspective. In addition to the exhibition, Mrs. Bambara and Mrs. Nakouari shared their experiences online with the participants, providing insights into how women experience International Women’s Day in Burkina Faso and their inspirational female role models. During their intervention, they also emphasized the various contributions of women in the political, administrative, and social spheres, especially raising awareness against hate speech on social networks, the struggle for the emancipation of rural women, and discrimination against women in Burkina Faso.

Furthermore, the exhibition also led to a roundtable discussion on the importance of gender equality in dialogue. Ms. Nicole Amoussou, Coordinator of the Black Academy, emphasized the importance of African role models in Germany as part of intercultural dialogue and for strengthening our democracy. She also introduced the “Black Academy” initiative and explained the significance of the capitalization of the letter “B” in the initiative’s name. The roundtable discussions concluded with reflections on the black female role models in Germany that we are familiar with and how our perception of Africa influences our coexistence here in Germany.

The exhibition concluded with a visit to educational materials and networking in a friendly atmosphere.


By Abdoul Boukari