Nigeria’s award winning writer Yewande Omotoso, veteran BBC journalist and media expert Elizabeth Ohene from Ghana have been nominated to facilitate a women writers workshop organised by the African Women’s Development Fund, AWDF, in collaboration with FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association.
This workshop is targeted at women writers, journalists and activists who wish to step-up their involvement in highlighting issues around women’s rights and social justice.
Consequently, participants will be expected to read widely from assigned selected texts, and to complete daily writing exercises. Also, the participants are expected to use the knowledge acquired to write widely about social justice issues in and beyond their communities.
According to information obtained from the organizers’ websites, application are invited from African women writers and journalists to participate in the Writing for Social Change Workshop 2015 expected to last for 10-day in Uganda from July 27 to August 5, 2015.
This workshop is part of AWDF’s efforts to amplify African women’s voices and is aimed at creating a network that will enable participants to place their articles and stories in a range of local, regional and international media.
The information reads in part, “Priority will be given to interested women journalists who wish to actively engage in women’s activism – we are expecting at least 50 percent of the writers selected for this workshop to be full-time journalists. We will also include women from AWDF’s existing grantee organisations, and within our partner networks.
“Full accommodation, meals and a partial travel grant will be provided to all successful applicants. All applicants will be expected to be present for the ten-day duration of the workshop. A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by successful applicants to enable smooth running of the workshop”.
Interested participants are to online via email to; [email protected] on or before May 31 2015.

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