Dear All!

Greetings from Uganda Media Women’s Association, UMWA! Happy 2017!!

And Yes, just to remind you, the Annual Gender Media Awards is on!! Entries are already sailing in. Keep them coming! Deadline for receiving is February 28th, 2017.

 

Tell a colleague! It is fun and yet productive to be part of this initiative.

Enjoy the celebrations to bring in the New Year!!

UMWA Management!

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Ingrid aged 80 years from Norway came to Uganda as a Norwegian Peace corps aka known as Fredskorpset exchange programme 1970. While in Uganda she worked with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation formerly Uganda Televesion in Jinja in the eastern part of Uganda. After four decades Ingrid amazingly requests to eat plantain commonl...

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“I am glad Mama Fm is empowering the community on different issues especially human rights” Anuka Kolehmainen chats with Kalpana Bhandari, an FK participant from Nepal. Anuka is a translator from Turku, south west of Helsinki the capital of Finland. She translates books and documents from English to Finish, for the listeners...

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In the past ten years, domestic violence was not reported in the main stream media. The vice is not considered news worthy and is still regarded as a family affair in the traditional setting. Margaret Ssentamu Masagazi, Executive Director Mama Fm said that the women’s movement has made use of Mama Fm to articulate domestic vio...

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We all desire to have internet access at our own comfort and time. Nanyunja Sarah Rebecca is a 22 year old graduate. Her dream is to have internet in her living room. Nanyunja envisages sitting on couch with her computer on table browsing the web. She uses internet for searching for business ideas particularly making beads and n...

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“For women to access internet, they need to be in groups”. Sylivia Kirabira says at a follow up internet access training. Accessing internet in groups becomes affordable and cost effective for women. They will be able to realize the fullness of internet in changing their lives. Sylvia expresses fear that not all women are pr...

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As Uganda celebrates 8th International women’s day, girl child education remains an issue of debate among the Ugandans. Is it a blessing or a curse? Ms. Angella Atim is not married.  The 30 year old single lady and woman activist says, “I am seeing someone and we are not yet ready to get married”. Fortunately her parents ...

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A network of all community media in Uganda was launched on 12th April at Uganda Media Women’s Association and Mama Fm Premises in Kisaasi. The Network includes community radio stations, Tel-centers, and Community Libraries.  “Community media in Uganda is misunderstood based on ethnic background or geographical setup” says...

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Uganda Media Women’s Association, UMWA, is happy to announce one of its latest initiatives, the Annual Gender Media Awards – Uganda, (AGMA-U). AGMA’s aims to ensure that gender sensitive reporting becomes a standard journalistic practice in a country that negative portrayal of women, has unfortunately become the norm! ...

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