Promoting a Gender Responsive Work Environment That Enables Women to Thrive in the Horticultural Sector in East Africa
The conditions under which women work on flower farms underscore the need for firms to develop comprehensive plans for supporting and advancing women in their careers. Recognizing that change cannot happen without the full engagement and goodwill of frontline leaders and decision makers, women@work campaign spearheaded by Akina Mama wa Afrika with support from Hivos carried out a gender mainstreaming training to enable farm leadership adopt gender sensitive policies and practices that allow women to thrive in the workplace. More about the training.
Building Feminist and Transformational Leaders at Action Aid Uganda
Akina Mama wa Afrika supported Action Aid International Uganda to strengthen the capacities of her staff in Transformational Feminist leadership skills. The five day training brought together 31 (women and men) Action Aid International-Uganda Staff from various districts in Uganda. Read on!
The AWLI Awakened My Passion for Feminist Leadership and Feminism Ideology
We bring you Ms. Dinah Musindarwezo, an international consultant, a member of AWID and former Executive Director of The African Women’s Development and Communication Network – FEMNET. Dinah tells of her feminist leadership journey, how the African Women's Leadership Institute (AWLI) enhanced her knowledge and how she has used this to challenge the status quo through policy influence, regionally and globally. Meet Dinah!
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
2018’s theme for 16 Days of Activism was “End GBV in the World of Work”. It built on the momentum and achievements during the 2017 campaign, when over 700 organizations in 92 countries campaigned around the theme of “Together We Can End GBV in Education”. It also added to the recent movements and grass-root activism calling out sexual violence under hashtags including #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc, among others. Activists gather under the banner “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. The 2018 goal targeted institutions in which gender-based violence is perpetuated and to push for systemic change and accountability. AMwA, through her #OneAskCampaign, contributed to this by targeting institutions of higher learning since these are spaces where sexual violence has become close to institutionalised. Read all about we took the 16 Days of Activism campaign to Makerere University in Uganda.
Building a Community of Sisterhood with the Uganda Feminist Forum
Recognizing that these gains in Sisterhood, a core Feminist Principle, must be celebrated and that much remains to be done in fostering collective organizing; effectively and consistently weaving and connecting across generations; and cultivating self-love, inclusivity, solidarity and commitment amongst members, the UFF Working Group hosted Sisters to a conversation on Sisterhood on 14th December 2018. The dialogue which brought together about 60 Feminists in Uganda aimed at fostering a functional sisterhood within the Feminist Movement ahead of the larger Uganda Feminist Forum gathering anticipated in June 2019 and was themed ‘Sisterhood is Powerful.’ Here's a sneak peek into what transpired
Maputo Protocol: A Youth Opportunity For Advancing SRHR
July 2018 marked the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the groundbreaking human rights instrument, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). We nominated one of our alumnae, Patricia Humura, a Tuwezeshe Akina Dada 2017 fellow to participate in a high level meeting that sought to develop an SRHR thematic barometer for West, East and Southern Africa benchmarked on the Maputo protocol. This is her experience.