Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Feminist Leadership Development

TUWEZESHE FELLOWSHIP ADVERT (Uganda) (LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING PROGRAM 2017-18) ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP The TuWezeshe Fellowship is a bespoke leadership mentoring program for women of African heritage working or hoping to work against sexual and gender based violence. Part of the international TuWezeshe Akina Dada Africa-UK Young Women’s Empowerment Movement, the one year fellowship offers participants the opportunity to gain core leadership skills, to be mentored by an established woman-leader and to implement their own, funded, project.

As part of our commitment to improving the visibility and profile of young African-women leaders, participants will have the chance to shape sexual and gender-based violence policy, network with other inspiring young women leaders across East Africa and the UK and share their ideas, voices and stories on a range of national and international platforms. Successful applicants must be willing to participate in all aspects of the fellowship and be prepared to commit a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of two-years to the fellowship.


The leadership training program will take place over five -days from 26th to 30th June 2017, in Uganda Kampala where through workshops and activities, participants will exposed to feminist transformational leadership to cover among others • An introduction to power and patriarchy; personal agency and spaces of influence; • The art of self-care; • An introduction to feminism; • Sexual and reproductive health rights education; • Transformational leadership skills, including movement building, communication change strategies; debating and public speaking; • Effective documentation, including blogs, film, print, social and other forms of media; • Monitoring and evaluation within project planning and implementation; • Risk management and stakeholder maintenance; • Fundraising and budgeting.


Following the leadership program participants will design and pitch an advocacy project which they will then implement over the course of the year. Participants will receive a mentor in one of the six project fields who will support and guide them throughout the process. The fellowship will culminate in an end-of year showcase and awards ceremony. PROJECT AREAS 1. Research, 2. Community Mobilisation, 3. Policy Advocacy and Human Rights, 4. Youth and Young Adult Outreach, 5. Creative and Performance Arts, 6. Communications and Media.


Throughout the fellowship, participants will have the unique opportunity to work at a range of high-profile conferences, to facilitate leadership workshops and to speak on a range of platforms concerning sexual and gender based violence, women’s leadership, and the role that African women and women of African heritage have in shaping the future of policy work, media, research, community development and politics.

APPLYING: The TuWezeshe Fellowship is open to women aged 18-26 who are either working in, or hope to work in the field of sexual and gender based violence advocacy. To apply please fill in the application form, and send it along with your CV to: patience@akinamamawaafrika/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm June 14th 2017.


Application Form