“Global Feminism”

Gender Relations in Uganda – Feminist Perspectives from
a Non-Western Point of View

The UN-Resolution 1325 „Women, Peace and Security“ is a milestone in the
transnational women’s movement. The practical transmissions (and effects) are
going to be discussed along the case-study „Uganda“ and the perspectives/experiences
of the local women’s activist Sara Jesca Agwang (Uganda Women‘s
Network-Leader). Leading questions: What are the gender dimensions in
Uganda’s crisis? In which ways are transnational agreements implemented
on//transferred to local grounds? What is the meaning//importance of „Gender
Equality” in Uganda? In which areas//levels are gender-related transmissions visible
in Uganda//globally?

About Tania
Tania Napravnik has finished “Development Studies” in 2013, in which she primarily
focused on “Africa and Gender Relations”. Through her field research stay in the
rural parts of Senegal, she gained practical and theoretical knowledge on those two
intersecting topics. This experience has led to her engagement in distributing the
“global sisterhood”. Currently at the feminist radio show “Women on Air” hosted by
“Radio Orange” (94.00)

About Ashura
My name is Ashura Kayupayupa from Tanzania. Currently I am studying my MA in
Human Rights at the University of Vienna, Postgraduate Center. My work outside of
school in societies, clubs and youth organizations is what led me to pursue a law
degree and work in human rights. It was the opportunity of a lifetime in 2013,
February when I was sponsored by UN-WFP to climb the highest mountain in Africa,
the Kilimanjaro, together with two fellow Tanzanians, the South African actress
Hlubi Mboya and remarkable women from Nepal who have climbed the highest
mountain in the world, the Mount Everest, and broken the mindset that only men
can do physical activities such as mountain climbing. After the climbing I reached
over 500 students in schools across Tanzania to empower girls and youth to pursue
an education and follow their dreams despite the socio-economic challenges.
Apart from my studies I host a morning radio show ‘Schlau und Schön Aufwachen’