East African Womens' Museum

The East Africa Women's Museum is an upcoming yet groundbreaking project that aims to promote gender equality and women's empowerment in Uganda. As an extension of the Women's Organization for Rights and Development (WORI).

The East Africa Women’s Museum was established to preserve and share the history of women in East Africa. The purpose of the museum is to celebrate the achievements of women in the region and to inspire future generations of women to achieve their full potential. The museum is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering women by sharing their stories and experiences. The mission of the museum is to provide a platform for women to showcase their contributions to society and to create awareness of the challenges that women face in East Africa.

The history of women in East Africa is rich and diverse. Women have played a critical role in shaping the region’s culture, economy, and society. However, their contributions have often been overlooked or forgotten. By preserving and sharing the history of women in East Africa, we can celebrate their achievements and inspire future generations of women. We can also create awareness of the challenges that women face in the region and work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society. The East Africa Women’s Museum is an important initiative in this regard, and it is our hope that it will serve as a catalyst for change in the region.


Exhibitions are an integral part of the East Africa Women’s Museum. One of the primary goals of these exhibitions is to highlight the gendered experiences of women in Uganda and East Africa as a whole. The museum’s exhibitions explore the challenges posed by historical legacies of colonialism and patriarchy and their impact on gendered forms of inequality. Through these exhibitions, the museum challenges singular narratives of Ugandan women’s experiences and provides a more nuanced and complex understanding of women’s lives in the region.

The exhibitions at the East Africa Women’s Museum also aim to highlight the unique cultural context in which women’s experiences take place. Rather than presenting a monolithic view of “women’s history,” the museum’s exhibitions demonstrate how women’s experiences are shaped by their cultural and social contexts. This includes examining the ways in which religion, tradition, and other cultural factors impact women’s lives.

Individual stories

Individual stories are a powerful way to showcase the diverse experiences, challenges, and achievements of women in East Africa. By highlighting the personal stories of women, we can help to challenge stereotypes, promote understanding, and inspire others to take action. In this section, we will explore the history and evolution of the Women’s Rights Initiative (WORI) and the Nyonga Women’s Shelter, as well as feature interviews with everyday women and profiles of women in a variety of roles and occupations.

We will feature interviews with everyday women, allowing them to share their background, views, and experiences. These interviews will provide insight into the daily lives of women in East Africa, their struggles and achievements, and their hopes for the future.

Additionally, we will profile women in a variety of roles and occupations, including traditional healers, doctors, teachers, fashion designers, and more. These profiles will showcase women’s contributions to various professions, such as politics, education, medicine and healthcare, industry, art, literature, music, business and entrepreneurship, economics, vocational skills, and more. By sharing these stories, we hope to inspire others and showcase the many ways in which women in East Africa are making a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

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