Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

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Call for Applications–Swaziland Women’s Leadership…

Theme:Drawing on existing initiatives to build a vibrant women’s movement ... Read more

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Training 14th …

With support from Amplify for Change, Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) held a two day... Read more

AMwA Staff elected Secretary of the International…

The ICGLR Regional Civil Society Forum convened the second General Assembly from... Read more

Civil Society calls for immediate resumption of in…

PRESS STATEMENT –     For immediate release - Dar ... Read more

Welcome to Akina Mama wa Afrika

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is an international, Pan-African, non-governmental development organisation for African women with its Head Office in Kampala, Uganda.
AMwA was established in 1985 as a small community-based organisation, which sought to create a space for African women to organise autonomously, network with each other, share skills and expertise, identify issues of concern and speak for themselves, which was essential considering their position as migrants and refugees in the UK. Translated from Swahili, our name means symbolises the principles of sisterhood on which the organisation was based: 'Solidarity among African Women'.  AMwA’s ethos is ‘Speaking for Ourselves’.

Our Vision
We envision a world in which African women are socially, economically and politically autonomous and are champions of change in their lives and society. More ...