The report presents the outcomes and a summary of the 8th Uganda Feminist Forum (UFF, held 30 July-1 August 2019) held in Jinja, Uganda. The report opens with an introduction on the objectives of UFF. A summary of each of the three days of events follows.
The report includes brief summaries of each of the topics discussed, including a historical overview of the UFF and collective reflection on the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists. The Forum included multiple panels, including one on packaging resistance, which featured queer feminist Muganzi Ruth who spoke on on ‘packaging resistance through daring heteronormativity.’ Day two included a panel on ‘silence on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression,’ where members discussed the intersection of patriarchy and heteronormativity in discrimination against LBQ women in Uganda. This summary profiles each of the panelists, including the Executive Director of FARUG. Other summaries discuss field visits to women’s shelters and action planning.
This report highlights intersectional Ugandan feminism, including the importance of reflection and connection for healing.