Conference 2004

equality, empowerment & advancement

The aim of 2004 conference in Aberdeen was to celebrate 10 years of African Women’s Group existence. Also to launch a book “African Women Speaking” giving voice to African women to narate their own stories in this enviroment. Our problem has always been our invisibility and voicelessness, but no one is going to give us the audience or the voice. We have to tell our own stories.

The fact that we live her does not mean we have forgotten where we come from. It is has always been our desire to connect to our roots, to find ways to support women in Africa, know what is going out there in terms of harmful practice, political marginalisation, the poor health system, poverty, the girl child education etc.

We also want to network with our sisters in other parts of  the UK, the Carribbean and the US.
In this conference we invited Professor Wendy Graham of Aberdeen University to talk on maternity health of African women in Africa, Dr Martha Chinouya tChallenges of African Families in the UK. Mrs Thoko – talked  of Akina Mama wa Afrika to talk on networking and the challenges facing African Charity in the UK. Mrs Tamala Uhura talked of mentoring of young people.

These were the issues discussed them and they are still very relevant today.

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Conference Recommendation.

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Conference 1998

Being the best we can

By Gillian Neish Firstly my congratulations to those who inspired and organized this conference and to the Sponsors for allocating the funds that allowed it

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Conference 1998

African Women in the Diaspora

AFRICAN WOMEN IN SCOTLAND: LIVING AND NOT JUST SURVIVING’ By Mukami McCrum Thank you and congratulations to the people who are involved in the planning

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Guest Speakers:

Conference 2004

Mrs Tamala

Mentoring eh? A study was conducted to establish behaviour:   Think about great people with whom you have worked or those that you have heard, read

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Ms Thoko

Challenges of growth and development of an organisation I want to thank the organisers, African Women Group Aberdeen, for inviting me to this celebration. It

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Martha Chinouya- Musoro

Challenges of African Families in the UK Martha is a researcher on HIV/AIDS among African communities in England. She works extensively with Africans living with HIV

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