Water safety affects the lives of women and girls in Uganda

Mama Masembe lives in Katanga a village in Kampala, Uganda. Looking after five children, she fights for survival without running water. There is a water tap in the neighbourhood, but Masembe has to buy a jerrycan of water at three hundred shillings which are approximately 0.087 dollars. “A number of times my children do not […]

Vacate the wetlands to save Earth and promote peace

Imagine a beautiful world full of fresh water and fresh air, a world with happy humans, animals, and insects. A world without the scramble and struggle for resources and food. What peace we would have! The foul smell is too much for me as I jump over the trench that welcomes me to Kakungulu Zone […]

An unplanned life leads to insecurity for the elderly

I regret my life!” exclaims Sayudda Nasazza, a resident of Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb in Uganda in East Africa. Now in her old age, Sayudda is a hawker. She walks door-to-door selling second-hand clothes. Living in a one-roomed house with her four children and ten grandchildren, she often feels overwhelmed as the demands of providing […]


C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.