Monday, July 5, 2010

Celebrating Our First Annual Leadership Insitute


In these days of struggle in our activism with so much to mourn about,
it is always welcome to be able to celebrate our activist spirit and resilience,
especially in the context of countries like Uganda where the assault on our dignity and freedom has attracted world-wide attention.

Today, we at FARUG are very pleased to share with you our news of the successful
completion of our 1st leadership Institute and General Assembly held
in Entebbe,Uganda from 20 - 24 June 2010.

The 5days we spent at the beach hotel were refreshing, amazing, educative, informative and fun.

The facilitators from the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), Mentoring& Empowerment Program for Young Women (MEMPROW), HALEA were fabulous. The 25 members of FARUG were engaged and both inspiring and inspired. Many had to take work leave to attend the Institute and have reported being empowered and now more than ever ready to participate and lead the organisation into a new phase of feminist activism and human rights defending.

We gained knowledge about the Law and Human Rights, women's rights and feminism,
leadership, management and mentoring as well as economic empowerment, health and
transgender issues.

A Board of Directors was elected through free and fair elections and a
constitution was

The Institute was concluded with a searing in ceremony followed by a
celebratory party at the beach.

Thanks to the financial support from African Women Development Fund.(AWDF)

FARUG News Desk
Communications and Media

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