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
October 21, 2014
An analysis of Possessing a Secret of Joy in relation to Beyond the Dance
Possessing the Secret of Joy and Authors in Uganda. FGM, choice – or coercion? Posted on September 11, 2013 on UnCut Voices site ′When I met the author [of Possessing the Secret of Joy] in 1993,  Yumiko Yanagisawa revealed, ′Walker told me that vigorous African women were campaigning to end ... read more
July 30, 2014
Femrite AWDF Public Dialogue
Wednesday 30th July 2014, Femrite and African Women's Development Fund will host a Public Dialogue 3.30pm at Hotel Africana. Theme is African Women speak for themselves; What difference does it make? Panelists are; Theo Sowa - AWDF’s Chief Executive Officer,Mary Karooro Okurut - President and Fo ... read more
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