Uganda Media Women's Association (UMWA)
Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA) was founded in 1983 by a group of female journalists as a membership association. It exists to see that Ugandan women can make informed decisions by having access to the right information on rights, and to fight for the rights of women working in the media but also not excluding bad portrayal of women in the media. UMWA believes that access to information is key to solving critical problems women face socially, economically, and politically.
Project title: Media For Gender equality and Social Justice.
Project description: This intervention seeks to break barriers to women's involvement and recognition in leadership through their effective utilisation of the media, as well as strengthening media gender lenses in regard to reporting and programming on matters relating to gender equality. The target beneficiaries of this project are: media practitioners: editors, managers & owners and women leaders.
Geographical coverage: Kampala, Mbarara, and Hoima districts.