Janet Museveni is Africa’s Woman of the Year
We are proud to announce Janet Museveni as Africa’s Woman of the Year.
“Besides emerging number one among the Top Ten Most Decent First Ladies in Africa (in a survey that was conducted by Decent Africa), Hon. Janet Museveni has continued to notably influence and play a leadership role in life changing activities and projects all through 2014. It is therefore no wonder that a survey which involved the direct and indirect participation of at least 32,759 people from all over Africa, has named her Africa’s Woman of the Year.” Miss. Tasha Nalinya; Decent Africa’s CEO, noted.
The survey involved assessing and rating of different influential African leaders on Facebook and Twitter.
After being named The Most Decent First Lady in Africa in a previous Decent Africa research, our team went ahead to engage thousands of people from allover Africa, with the aim of gathering their opinions about who they thought was Africa’s Most Influential Woman. This influence was about leadership in general, with a specific interest in endeavors that aimed at touching, changing, improving and having a positive impact on the lives of people.
The respondents commended Janet Museveni as outstandingly Decent and Exceptionally Motivational. Many have noted that she serves as a very good example to the African woman and the Girl child. Her continuous fight against HIV/AIDS and the restoration of African morals were some of the reasons respondents gave for their choice of Uganda’s First Lady. Several other respondents also noted her role in the Protect Your Goal project, Elimination of Mother to Child HIV AIDS Campaign and a variety of life changing projects in Karamoja as some of the factors that have earned her admiration.
With a Bachelor of Education from Makerere University and a diploma in childhood Development from Sweden, the first Lady of Uganda, Member of Parliament for Ruhama and Minister for Karamoja affairs, Hon. Janet Museveni has over the years won the admiration of many people world over. And exceptionally had an highly people engaging year of 2014.
“Listening to Uganda’s Janet Museveni, Sierra Leone’s Sia Koroma, Namibia’s Penehupifo Pohamba, Ghana’s Ernestina Mills, and Zambia’s Thandiwe Banda, the most striking thing is that these women care deeply about the condition of society. As professionals in their own right, these women are actively promoting education and rural development and championing poverty eradication and the fight against HIV/Aids.” BBC Network Africa’s Veronique Edwards wrote in 2010.
Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni has been involved in a number of Activities and Achievements throughout 2014. She is an active board member and or co-founder of a number of life changing organizations in Uganda and Africa. Our research found out that she has been actively involved in the activities below throughout 2014.
- She was named Africa’s Most Decent First Lady by a Decent Africa survey.
- Launched EMTCT Campaign in Busoga Region;The campaign to eliminate the mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS has been launched in Busoga region by the First Lady Mrs. Janet Museveni with a call to married couples in the region to desist from having multiple sexual partners in order to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.
- Minister for Karamoja Affairs – Involved in supporting Government Development Programmes in Karamoja Sub Region.
- Member of Parliament for Ruhaama County – Ntungamo District re-elected in 2011.
- Founder and Patron of Uganda Women’sEffort to Save Orphans (UWESO) an indigenous NGO which cares for war-related and HIV/AIDS affected orphans in all the Districts of Uganda. The NGO has been in operation since 1986 and works with major UN agencies and other international donor organisations.
- Founder and Patron of National Strategy for Advancement of rural Women in Uganda (NSARWU), an indigenous NGO which works with poor rural women to empower them economically through various interventions like micro credit. The NGO has been in operation for 20 years and works closely with international donor agencies.
- Founder and Patron of Uganda Youth Forum (UYF) an NGO that engages the youth of Uganda for character and behavior formation particularly with regard to HIV/AIDS prevention. This NGO was founded in 1992 and provides a platform for open dialogue on issues and challenges of growing up, such as sexuality, relationships, adolescence, and career choices.
- Goodwill Ambassador for Safe Motherhood in Uganda on behalf of the Ugandan Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with a major role of advocating for reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity.
- Active member of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA Uganda), an NGO established in 2002 to effectively respond to the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa.
- The first Chairperson of African First Ladies Forum on Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention. She is The Patron of this Forum and has been instrumental in facilitating the initiation and scale up of this intervention since 2007.
- Co-Chair of CURE Hospital – a special Hospital for crippled children in Uganda, in