WLUML is delighted to announce the coming launch of the Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation (WELDD) web portal.
Through its leadership workshops, WELDD has brought together women from around the world and created precious moments of feminist solidarity. But between these times, we must not let this bond subside.
We hope the web portal can be the digital space for solidarity when physical ones elude us. Here's to our new home online!
We invite you to congregate at the Public Square! The web portal's blog section, Public Square will be a place for your original writing. To contribute please email email@example.com
Meet the Voice of Women Initiative
Helping women worldwide share their stories and work for change
Konda Delphine (Cameroon), Rose Wachuka (Kenya), and WLUML networker Aya Chebbi (Tunisia) have founded the Voice of Women Initiative (VOW). The main essence of VOW was to collect stories from women and about women all around the globe in a bid to inspire and change lives. VOW aims to create an open space, which inspires girls and women make choices that change their lives positively.
WLUML Welcomes Chechen Networkers from 'Women for Development'
We are pleased to announce that members of Grozny-based Women for Development have recently joined the WLUML network. The group take a holistic approach to women rights, involving street actions, information campaigns, and artistic expression. The group recently put on an exhibition entitled 'Peace through women's eyes', a rare opportunity to give women's take on the concept of peace and to encourage their artistic expression. A warm welcome to the new Chechen additions to the WLUML family! Read more...
"Powering the African Dream": An Urgent Action Fund-Africa Leadership Initiative
Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa), along with their partners, organized the Women Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa Conference (WSILA) in Lilongwe, Malawi. The groundbreaking International Conference convened 300 women and men from over 30 African countries working in diverse fields and thematic areas to discuss the role of women in shaping the discourse of 'African leadership' on the continent.
She holds best childhood memories with the moon... As she was swinging under the full silver moon 3 years ago, she swayed back and forth so high that she thought she'd catch the moon. That night she turned 12. Early signs of her chest, the length of her hair and her height forbid her to step outside the door. But the moon, the moon remained her best friend. The swing and the full moon were her last memories in the road ahead her home.
تفجيرين لمقرات عسكرية مهمة كان كل مايلزم لدخول مدينتي التي أعشق في عشرين يوم من الخوف والموت والقصف والجوع والحرمان ، ولتدخل المدينة في ظلام مستمر يقطعه ضوء القذائف قبل انفجارها ووميض الصورايخ حين مرورها
Being Nubian in Egypt, and in the Constitution By Fatma Emam
For a long time, Nubia for me was the colorful Arageed dance, the smiling faces of my aunts and uncles at our family gatherings, and my mom translating Nubian love songs for me...And then came the 25 January revolution, which had a huge impact on my life. It was the official start of my Nubian activism. I was nominated to represent the Nubian community in the committee tasked with amending the constitution. But after this nomination, I was, not surprisingly, faced with so many misogynist comments, and even the quoting of religious texts meant to disqualify me, only because I am a woman.