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!