Main content

About AMwA

Akina Mama wa AfrikaAkina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a feminist, pan-African leadership development organization with its headquarters in Kampala, Uganda. Their work is rooted in feminist principles and beliefs guided by the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists, which defines their leadership development program and movement building activities.

AMwA provides strategic direction in key pan-African networks including NGOCSW/Africa, Solidarity for African Women’s Rights and the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign. They envision a world in which African women are politically, economically and socially autonomous and are champions of change in their lives and society.

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN), Trade Union Centre of Workers of Rwanda (CESTRAR), Uganda Horticultural Industrial Services Provider and Allied Workers Union (UHISPAWU) and Uganda Workers Education Association (UWEA) are collaborating in a consortium that is steering the women’s leadership strategy of the Women@Work Campaign in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

The project is promoting the advancement of women’s leadership and representation in decision-making processes in the horticulture sector in these countries. It also addresses both structural and practical needs that hinder women’s ascension to positions of leadership by raising the consciousness of women workers, managers, partners and other stakeholders on gender issues.

Hereto, the partners are strengthening the leadership capacities of women workers through targeted training; promoting gender-responsive workplace policies; strengthening the collective voice of women in trade unions for decision making; and influencing national, regional and international processes on gender equality and decent work for women in the horticultural sector through lobby and advocacy.

Contact details Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Twitter: @amwaafrika
Facebook: Akina Mama wa Afrika