Amplifying the Actions of Young African Women in Their Fight against All Forms of Gender-Based Violence
Young people’s empowerment has for long formed a foundation of any social change or movement. The TuWezeshe fellowship is a growing movement against SGBV and as with all growing movements, must be strengthened. We convened fellows and enhanced their leadership and advocacy skills for them to be able to effect greater change in their lives and communities, in addition to the change they are already creating. Read more
Advancing Girls’ Rights in Tanzania: The AWLI Strengthened My Foundation – Lydia Wilbard
Having grown up in Bukoba rural district in Kagera region bordering Uganda, Lydia Wilbard is the current National Director at the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) in Tanzania. She is also a founding member of the Visionary Women Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCOS) and a Vice Chairperson of the Tanzania Education Network – TenMet. Lydia attended the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) a decade ago in 2008. We caught up with her in a conversation about her leadership journey before, during and after 2008. Read more
Uganda Urged To Live Up To Its Commitment to End Violence against Women in the World of Work
On 21st June 2019, the International Labor Organisation (ILO) Convention 190 (C190) on Violence and Harassment was adopted in a historic moment that ushered in a fresh set of protections for workers and established global standards to end gender based violence and harassment in the world of work. Ahead of the 16 days of activism, a global campaign to end violence against women and girls, convened a forum to build collective actions to accelerate efforts to ratify and implement the ILO Convention in Uganda. Read more
Assessing Progress in Achievement of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality as the Beijing Platform for Action Turns 25
The commemoration of Beijing+25 in 2020 provides an opportunity to comprehensively assess the current gains and challenges in the implementation of the agenda as well as scale up progress to achieve all-round autonomy for half of the world’s population. It is an opportunity to look back on what has been achieved but also look forward to what needs to be done. We were part of processes to ensure that feminist perspectives are integrated in the review of the groundbreaking instrument. Read more
If You Make Abortion Illegal, It Will Happen Anyway –Akina Mama wa Afrika at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25
We joined thousands of Feminists, women rights’ activists, government and private sector actors at the Nairobi Summit to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ICPD - which set out to lift millions of women and girls, their families and communities from exclusion and marginalization, and enable nations to harness the demographic dividend to grow their economies. Read more
IT IS NOT RIGHT FOR THE RICH TO PROSPER AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POOR – CONFERENCE ON LIVING WAGE AND LIVING INCOME IN GLOBAL AGRI-FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS
As part of the Women@Work campaign, an initiative by Hivos pushing for decent work conditions for women engaged in global horticulture value chains through promotion of gender inclusive policies and practices, we participated at the “The Only Way is Up” conference on living wage and living income in Rotterdam, Netherlands to make a case for a living wage for women working in the horticulture sector. Read more
Where is the money? Why Illicit Financial Flows Are a Violation of Human Rights.
With reports estimating that almost USD416 billion is lost from public revenue across the world each year, we convened a stakeholder engagement on illicit financial flows focusing on how the legal and policy framework governing Uganda’s trade, investment, tax and extractives sectors is contributing to the loss of domestic revenue. Read more
Created with an image by Red Dot - "Beautiful painted wall depicting famous feminist rebel characters - near to the Picasso Museum, La Rambla, Barcelona. Love the hand lettering style."