Maria Anney Cassaignan
Maria Anney Cassaignan is an Ivorian-Canadian sociologist, specializing in Gender and Social Politics. She works on female empowerment and leadership in a feminist organization in Québec. She researches issues such as violence against women, women’s socialization, (hyper)sexualization of women and girls, harmful traditional practices, etc. She introduces herself as an Afro-feminist who likes to question gender-specific social demands and finds inspiration in sharing life stories with other sisterwomen.