The Imara Girls Festival, an event dedicated to empowering and amplifying the voices of young girls in the country, commenced with grandeur at the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE).
Distinguished guests graced the launch, with notable figures such as renowned singer Lydia Jazmine and Hannah Karema, Miss Uganda 2023, in attendance. The event also saw the presence of prominent personalities like Maria Odido, an accomplished entrepreneur, and Solome Nakaweesi, a Pan-African Feminist Activist and Chairperson at FOWODE.
Solome Nakaweesi shared, “The festival will bring girls together, offering them the chance to connect with their role models, voice their thoughts, and gain invaluable guidance on navigating the world as women, among other insightful experiences.”
The festival revolves around the theme “Interrogating The Diversity of Spaces for Women in Politics, Economics, Arts, and Business.”
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Nakaweesi revealed that a thought-provoking panel discussion will be a focal point of the festival, providing a platform for profound conversations.
Lydia Jazmine, who has faced her own challenges with her charitable organization, expressed her motivation for participating in the Imara Girls Festival. She emphasized her unwavering commitment to realizing her dream of empowering girls and women, recognizing that the festival aligns perfectly with her organization’s vision.
“I have always nurtured the aspiration of empowering girls and women through my organization. Recognizing that the festival aligns with this very goal, I felt compelled to join forces with them,” explained Jazmine.
The Imara Girls Festival promises captivating performances by Uganda’s local talents, featuring artists such as Naava Grey, Spice Diana, Lillian Mbabazi, Irene Ntale, Sheebah Karungi, Laila, Gabie Ntaate, Karole Kasita, Sandra Sub, and Martha Mukisa.