March 2, 2024

Bunyoro-Tooro Muslim Women Empowered in Entrepreneurship Skills, Family Management


Muslim Women during Juma prayers at the closure of the women seminar at Kagadi Town Mosque-Photo by Thomas Tumwebaze

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Over 700 Women in the Islamic faith have been tasked to embrace self-skills for self-reliance and household income generation.


Muslim Women from Kibaale, Kyenjojo and Kakumiro Muslim districts were attending a 3 day Muslim women conference at Kagadi Town Mosque in Kagadi Town.

Under the theme; “empowering Muslim Women in Social, Spiritual and economic development”, women have gained skills in liquid soap and jelly making, how to manage homes and child upbringing.

Sheikh Muhammed Isingoma, the Kibaale Muslim District Khadh says the Muslim women conference has taken 3 days and it was meant to enhance women’s roles in homes, child upbringing and nurturing, skills for income generation among others.

Sheikh Muhammed Isingoma, District Khadh, Kibaale Muslim district.

Sheikh Isingoma says this Muslim Women conference will cause a positive change in addressing domestic violence, spurring household incomes among others.

Aisha Tumwebaze, the Bunyoro-Tooro region Women representative to the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council says the Muslim women conference consists of women from Kyenjojo, Bunyoro and Kakumiro Muslim districts.

Tumwebaze says the purpose of the conference was to equip women with spiritual values but also economic boost

Muslim women during the seminar

Tumwebaze also says the conference began with a healthy camp where over 100 women were screened with cervical cancer.

James Byarugaba, the invited guest, says women empowerment through vocational skills will help families generate household incomes but also supplement national growth and development.

James Byarugaba, Executive Director Youth Alive Uganda and also the invited guest at the closure of the women seminar

Byarugaba further castigated early child marriage and teenage pregnancy saying that this limits physical and psychological growth of the girl child.

Hajj Bashir, the chairman of Tooro Muslim district, says women have a task to build their marriages and encourage mutual respect, communication and trust.

Participants in the conference applauded the facilitators and their leaders for empowering women in different social, spiritual and economic spheres.

Islam is encouraging women to participate in entrepreneurial activities for economic prosperity and social growth.

Women engagements in different business activities will also empower them socially and financially but can also share the household economic burden with men.


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