In 2001, the Uganda Media Women’s Association decided to address the lack of women’s issues and voices on the air by creating their own radio station. 60% of positions at the station are filled by women and girls. We present a discussion of what the station does for the community and participants, and how they do it.
Margaret Sentamu Masagazi, Executive Director of UMWA; Catherine Apalat, Programs Manager; Josephine Babirye, woman leader Rubaga North; Diana Nayebare, radio guest and local businesswoman; Olivia Nakasujja, Assistant News Editor and Justine Nakamya, radio engineer, Mama FM; Betty Miiro, Sports Journalist; Hilda Namara, News Anchor; Robinah Nanfuka, Presenter, Children’s Program; Stella Naluwuge, young student with a disability; Joan Nankya, fundraising officer of Mama FM.
Produced by Laila Ndagire for WINGS. Translation, Recheal Akello. Series producer, Frieda Werden.