AWDF’s 2015 ‘Writing for Social Change’ Workshop for African Women: Call for Applications

Deadline: 31 May 2015

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in collaboration with FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association, invites African women writers and journalists to apply for the Writing for Social Change Workshop 2015 to be held  in Uganda from July 27 to August 5, 2015.

The duration of the workshop is 10 days and  will be facilitated by veteran BBC journalist and media expert Elizabeth Ohene from Ghana and award-winning writer Yewande Omotoso, from Nigeria/South Africa/Barbados.

Focus Region: Africa


Full accommodation, meals and a partial travel grant will be provided to all successful applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This workshop is targeted at women writers, journalists and activists who wish to step-up their involvement in highlighting issues around women’s rights and social justice.
  • Participants will be expected to read widely from assigned selected texts, and to complete daily writing exercises.
  • After the workshop, the participants are expected to use the knowledge acquired to write widely about social justice issues in and beyond their communities.
  • Priority will be given to interested women journalists who wish to actively engage in women’s activism – we are expecting at least 50% of the writers selected for this workshop to be full-time journalists.

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their applications via email with subject line ‘Application for Social Justice Workshop 2015’. The body of the e-mail should contain the applicant’s personal info and a short bio (maximum 200 words) with a sample article about women’s rights or social justice -between 500 and 1000 words. The sample can be unpublished or published on any media. This can be sent as an attachment or as part of the email body especially if it has images.

Only those accepted to the workshop will be notified by June 5, 2015.

For more information, please visit AWDF.