Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Feminist Leadership Development

The workshop was organised away from the ‘madding crowd’.  It was held in the womb of Serena Hotel in Lweza, was attended by 15 people, the staff of AMwA, some board members, friends and activists/consultants.  The bringing together of these four groups gave it an energising ‘aroma’. 
The room was right, the ambiance fantastic and health food was strategically piled in one corner of the room. When confused, frustrated or happy, we did not reach out for a sweet but a tropical fruit.  Each one of us was given a colourful great cushion for our backs, meditation and for cushioning us when the going was tough.

The 3RD Uganda Feminist Forum (UFF) took place May 4th to 9th 2010 at Serena Resort Lweza. The Uganda Feminist Forum (UFF) 2010 ball was formally rolled by a welcome and acknowledgement from Ms. Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe- ED of AkinaMama wa Afrika. She affirmed that the UFF was an autonomous space for Ugandan women to reflect on what had happened and in light of that plan the way forward. She particularly commended the spirit of sisterhood within the movement which had enabled Uganda to be the first African country to successfully host a feminist forum three times consecutively.