Uganda Media Womens Association, Kampala,Uganda

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Uganda Media Womens Association, Kampala,Uganda
Logo:
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Street address: Uganda Media Women’s Association

Plot 226 Kisaasi P.O Box 7263

City: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Location:
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Location coordinates: 0° 21' 41" N, 32° 35' 48" E
Executive Director: Margaret Sentamu-Masagazi
Contact number: +256-414-595-125
Contact email: umwa@umwamamafm.co.ug
Website: http://www.umwamamafm.co.ug/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/UMWAandMamaFM
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uganda-Media-Womens-Association-Mama-FM/108124709255353
Target: Girls and Women
Organization type: National NGO (operating countrywide or advocating at the national level)
Sectors: Economic Empowerment, Education, Empowerment, Female Feticide, Media/Journalism
Year founded/registered: 1983

Summary

UMWA’s aim is to provide development information to women and other marginalized groups for effective decision-making and advocate for gender responsive policies, legislation and programs for improved livelihoods.

About

UMWA is a voluntary, registered non-governmental umbrella organization and an association for female journalists and women involved in information management from both government and private organizations.

They want to enhance the visibility and status of women and other marginalized groups through awareness creation, capacity strengthening, networking and advocacy, to realize gender equality.

UMWA's Vision

” A nation of women, children and men making informed decisions for gender equality and social justice”.

UMWA’s aim is to provide development information to women and other marginalized groups for effective decision-making and advocate for gender responsive policies, legislation and programs for improved livelihoods.

Membership

UMWA currently has 201 members with a mission to build a strong professional association of female journalists working in Uganda. This growing expertise will contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the marginalized groups such as rural women, the poor and children. Full membership is open to all female practicing journalists. Students who have interest in and share the same ideals, values and objectives with UMWA can be accorded associate membership. Honorary membership is open to a person with interest in UMWA’s objectives. Individuals can be co-opted to offer the relevant expertise.

UMWA’s target groups

UMWA’s primary beneficiaries are the poor rural women, and those living in slums. People with disabilities children and women in information generation, management and dissemination are the secondary.



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