Tuwezeshe Akina Dada is a bespoke project that aims to give voice to young African women. It aims to empower them against all forms of violence and help them to develop their leadership skills thereby helping to influence and shape the decisions and actions that impact upon them.
The project’s main focus is to work with young women from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland as well as here in Wales, and across the UK. This project was launched by Sub Sahara Advisory Panel at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on the 10th of March 2017. Among the guest speakers were Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood whose message was “nationhood, visibility and empowerment. Welsh Labour Assembly member, Jenny Rathbone, called for greater role for African women in the diaspora to influence policy discussions.
As a storyteller, I shared with the audiences the story of How The Cat Became A Woman’s Best Friend. This was a story about a woman’s resilience as told to me by my grandmother when I was seven years old.