Women

Rwandan women talk about rebuilding & business

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rwandan women talk about rebuilding & business

Women continue to play an integral role in post-genocide rebuilding efforts. »

Ugandan Playwright Honored In Paris

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Ugandan Playwright Honored In Paris

UNESCO honored Ugandan playwright Dr. Jessica Kaahwa by selecting her as the author for World Theater Day. Ugandans and other friends in the African diaspora gathered at the UNESCO House in Paris for a special evening of African theater. »

A Beautiful Heart

Monday, February 28, 2011
A Beautiful Heart

Many know Canadian plus-size model Sunday Omony for her beautiful body and smile. But this 25-year-old Ugandan woman in the diaspora has a huge heart, drawn to humanitarian work and giving a voice to the voiceless in her motherland. »

From Faith to Forgiveness

Saturday, January 15, 2011
From Faith to Forgiveness

A Rwandan genocide survivor in the diaspora‚Äôs story. »

New Wave of Liberian Women Graduate From 10,000 Women

Monday, December 6, 2010
New Wave of Liberian Women Graduate From 10,000 Women

26 of our sisters in Liberia graduated last week from a high-quality business and management program run by the Goldman Sachs Foundation and CHF International. With the formal unemployment rate in Liberia more than 80 percent, investing in female entrepreneurs is crucial. »

Uganda Beat: East or West, Home is Best

Sunday, October 24, 2010
Uganda Beat: East or West, Home is Best

"Everyone was calling me madam instead of mzungu!" Rebecca Harshbarger recently updated the Uganda Beat blog about her trip to Uganda this month, after being away from her home away from home for a year. Check it out here to catch up with your favorite munnamawulire. »

How Far Have Women Come Since Independence?

Saturday, October 23, 2010
How Far Have Women Come Since Independence?

Earlier this month, the international Ugandan community reflected on the status of women since the country's independence in 1962. Check out our first video, by Ugandans Abroad broadcast reporter Adeola Oladele. »

Celebrate Independence Day with Focus on Women– How Far Have Ugandan Women Gone Since 1962?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Celebrate Independence Day with Focus on Women– How Far Have Ugandan Women Gone Since 1962?

This year, a special independence day celebration in New York on October 9th looks at how far women have come since Uganda gained its freedom after being a British colony for over fifty years. »

Rebecca Namirembe Heads Back to UG Next Month

Friday, September 24, 2010
Rebecca Namirembe Heads Back to UG Next Month

Check out Rebecca's latest blog post at Uganda Beat, a Ugandans Abroad blog. »

Linda Lwanga: A U.K.-Born Fashion Designer Mixes Ugandan Tradition with an International Essence

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Linda Lwanga: A U.K.-Born Fashion Designer Mixes Ugandan Tradition with an International Essence

I caught up with U.K.-born Ugandan designer Linda Lwanga in Washington, D.C. where she showcased some of the most unique designs we'd seen in a long time. Mixing international flavor with Ugandan flavor, her new company Zanaa continues to draw in many with its eye-catching jewelry and accessories. »