FEMRITE Achievements and Milestones
Since her inception, FEMRITE members have worked together to develop their writing, and to promote reading and writing. An organisation that started from very humble beginnings has trained women who have gone on to win or get onto shortlists for nationally, regionally and internationally celebrated literary awards. Below are some of the FEMRITE members' literary achievements:

1997
- Waltraud Ndagijimana's story The Key was short listed in the BBC short story writing competition
- Violet Barungi's play "Over my dead body" won the British Council International New Play Writing Award for Africa and the Middle East

1999
- Mary Karoro Okurut was voted Woman Writer of the New Millennium by New Vision (Uganda's Leading Daily) Survey
- Goretti Kymuhendo's novel Secrets no More won the National Book Trust of Uganda Literary Award for Best Novel of the Year.
- Dr Susan Kiguli's The African Saga won the National Book Trust of Uganda Poetry Award and the Editor's Choice Award of the USA National Library of Poetry

2003
- Mary Karoro Okurut's novel The Official Wife won the National Book Trust of Uganda Literary Award for Best Novel of the Year
- Jackee Budesta Batanda's story Dance with Me won Africa Region Commonwealth Short Story Competition
- Mildred Kiconco's poetry anthology Men Love Chocolates But They Don't Say won the National Book Trust of Uganda Poetry Award
- Jackee Budesta Batanda's story The Blue Marble was shortlisted for Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa, Junior Category

2004
- Monica Arach's essay In the Stars won the first prize in the Women's WORLD essay writing competition
- Mildred Kiconco's story Effigy Child was highly commended for the Commonwealth Short Story Competition
- Mary Karoro Okurut's novel The Official Wife was again voted among Best Books of the year, winning a prize for the second Best novel of the National Book Trust of Uganda
- Jackee Budesta Batanda's story Dora's Turn was highly commended for Commonwealth Short Story Competition
- Monica Arach's short story Strange Fruits was short listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing
- Jackee Budesta Batanda's story Remember Atita was highly commended for the Caine Prize for African Writing
- Doreen Baingana's story Hunger was short listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing
- Doreen Baingan's story, Tropical Fish won the Washington Independent Writers Fiction Prize.

2005
- FEMRITE won 2nd prize of Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Programme Award in the Creating Women of Excellence in Higher Education exhibition
- Doreen Baingana's story Tropical Fish was short listed for the Caine Prize for African Writing
- Glaydah Namukasa' s first novel Voice of a Dream won the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa, Senior Category
- Jocelyn Ekochu's novel Shockwaves Across the Ocean was nominated for the Dublin Impac Literary Award

2006
- Doreen Baingana's short story collection Tropical Fish: STORIES OUT OF ENTEBBE won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for First Best Book, Africa Region. The collection was also shortlisted for Hurston/Wright Award 2006

2007
- Monica Arac de Nyeko won the Caine Prize for African Writing for her story, 'Jambula Tree'

2009
- Beatrice Lamwaka's story, The Star in my Camp, was short listed for the 2009 PEN/Studzinsky Literary Award.
- Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva was nominated for the August 2009 Arts Press Association (APA) Awards for revitalizing poetry in Uganda after initiating the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award, the first poetry award for Ugandan women.
- Lillian Aujo Akampurira won first prize in the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award for her poem, Soft Tonight. Sophie Brenda Alal won third prize for her poem, The Rebel Fell.
- Catherine Kemigisha won the second prize for the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award.
-FEMRITE held the First African Region Women writers' Residence in Kampala.

2010
- Alal Sophie won first prize in the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award 2010 for her poem Making Modern Love.
- Nakisanze Segawa won third prize in the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award 2010 for her poem The Hustler.
 
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