African Women’s & Girls’ Demands for COP27

After six years, the 2022 climate negotiations (COP27) are now back on the African continent. At this critical time when the world and Africa particularly are battling multiple crises—climate change, economic crisis, and the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic—it is time for the global community to prioritize the needs of the region. Africa has contributed […]

Pathways to scaling up women’s political leadership and influence in Uganda – Adopting Feminist Approaches

The aspiration to advance women’s political participation and leadership in all decision-making processes in Uganda, regionally and globally, is rooted in numerous national, regional, and international frameworks. But unfortunately, women politicians face systemic barriers that disproportionately affect their political participation and leadership. Pathways to scaling up women’s political leadership and influence in Uganda – adopting […]

AMwA Joins Partners In Exploring Opportunities To Advance Women And Youth’s Political Leadership In Kenya’s 2022 Elections

Seeking to understand the context surrounding women and youth’s participation in political leadership, a Political Economic Analysis (PEA) was conducted in Kenya by Akina Mama wa Afrika, Mzalendo Trust and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The analysis sought to understand what forces were afoot […]

Global South perspectives on “Why the climate crisis is a feminist issue”

Existing climate governance does not adequately support inclusivity. On the contrary, as the climate crisis worsens, civic space is shrinking. The voices of local people, particularly women are rarely heard when climate decisions are being made, with women, youth, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups being the most noticeably absent – and yet it is […]

A Feminist Approach to Sex Work

As one of the implementing partners under the Joint Advocacy for Sexual Reproductive, Health and Rights (JAS) Programme, AMwA seeks to ensure that an intersectional feminist analysis is infused in the design and implementation of the program including the development of critical feminist analysis pieces on thematic areas of the program. We developed this technical […]

The state of social protection in Uganda in response to Covid-19

Uganda’s National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) provides that regardless of status, every citizen can be faced with various risks and vulnerabilities which could render them unable to meet their basic needs. One of the guiding principles of the NSPP is universalism and inclusiveness; promoting appropriate measures to protect every Ugandan from risks and shocks. This […]

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women Labour Related Rights

Uganda has a progressive employment legal regime, a reflection of the international standards of the International Labour Organization. However, enforcement of these laws has always posed a challenge because the dictates of demand and supply outweigh the aspirations of the laws and policies. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses and employment exposed the […]

Gendered Dimensions of the Economic Impact of Covid-19 in Uganda

Covid-19 is by far the biggest pandemic the world has faced in decades. In March 2020, Uganda joined the rest of the world to announce a nationwide lockdown, amongst other measures to contain the pandemic. This came shortly after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. This decision as in many other […]