Inspiring Change! Every woman can
I joined the Local Council when I was young and naive. Presenting my views amidst men was a nightmare but after attending CEWIGO trainings, I was inspired and I became ‘a problem in council’ as male councilors usually said. With one of my other friend female councilor, we moved a motion against Domestic Violence which was so rampant in Kamwenge district.
Very soon men started relying on a few of us in case there was something contentious to discuss in council because they knew we couldn’t be shut down easily. Although I am now out of council, I thank CEWIGO because I gained a lot experience in public speaking, advocacy and lobbying. Thank you CEWIGO and keep it up.
By Tusiime Edna, Former District Councilor, Kamwenge District