Phionah's story

By Helen Walker Date Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My names are Kizza Phionah. I am a citizen of Kitengesa village in Masaka District, Uganda. I am 24 years old and I have been working with AFRIpads for 2 years now. I am working as a supervisor in the production facility. I have one kid, a daughter.

International Women’s Day is a day when we got all our freedom and rights to do whatever we want. A day that is so special that made a woman to regain dignity and especially freedom of speech. 

Women empowerment to me simply means women’s freedom. In this I’m referring to the following;

  • Having the right to work (earn a living by myself).
  • Being able to get support in whatever I want to do (provided it’s beneficial of course)
  • Women’s dignity.
  • The right to participate in leadership.

So in my mind I think about women empowerment as women’s freedom and to be availed to all the rights above and more than that.

AFRIpads is empowering me by providing me with;

  • An opportunity to work and to earn a living. This enables me to support my family, by sending my kids to school and support other members of the family when they need my help. 
  • Through AFRIpads I'm developing my leadership skills. This is beginning with being a supervisor, and I hope I can develop them even more in the future!

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