Welcome To Femrite
FEMRITE - Uganda Women Writers' Association was founded by Hon. Mary Karoro Okurut in 1995 and it was officially launched on 3rd May 1996. FEMRITE is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organisation that promotes women writing in Uganda. Since inception, FEMRITE has nurtured award winning authors and poets.

While Africa boasts of a rich literary tradition, there has been a general absence of women writers and this has resulted into an omission of women's experiences from the literary and cultural heritage that shape society. In Uganda for example, before FEMRITE came into being, the literary landscape was dominated by male writers.
Mary Karooro Okurut - Founder of FEMRITE

FEMRITE's main strategy in bringing together women writers from across the continent is to create a sense of belonging for African Women writers' groups - a sense of belonging that will inspire women to write and to support one another.

Our Vision
A community of empowered women writers

Our Mission
Building a platform for women to contribute to national development through creative writing

Strategic Goal
To create an enabling atmosphere for women to write, tell and publish their stories

Our Values
- Sisterhood
- Commitment to writing
- Love of books
- Voluntarism
- Integrity
- Professionalism
 
March 11, 2014
Apply for the AWDF Creative Non Fiction Workshop for African Women
Apply for the AWDF Creative Non Fiction Workshop for African Women Published on 06 March 2014 by AWDF in News From AWDF 3 The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) will be holding a creative non-fiction workshop in Kampala, Uganda, organised by FEMRITE Uganda Women Writers Association from th ... read more
February 26, 2014
Application Reminder - Countdown - Regional Residency October 2014
Apply for the 6th Regional Residency for African Women Writers FEMRITE is calling for submissions for the 6th Residency for African Women Writers which will be co-hosted with the Swedish literary magazine Karavan, in October 2014. The 10-Day Writing Residency will give selected writers the opport ... read more
 
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