Ugandan Women can empower others - Whisper Eye

Ugandan Women can empower others

I have a strong belief that the fear of man kills all dreams and hope. Do not allow yourself to be paralized by fear. King Solomon wrote in the book of Proverbs 9:10 that “the fear of God is the start of wisdom.”

The future generation of Uganda deserves to be brought up in a country that is positively consistent and full of brave women like yourself who have the power to lead from within.

Today we are all thankful to be here, united, moving towards a common goal, vision and a collective agenda. The fight for freedom is not selfish, it is about our children, their children and a generation yet born. I find humor in the reality that you are just the messenger, it’s not about you. It is however powerful that you are all messengers of peace, unity and hope for a prosperous Uganda. We fight because we can and we are hopeful because no matter the disappointments that lie before and ahead of us,  hope is infinite.

Do you see the power in you?

Today you are fighting for the freedom of all Ugandans living and unborn. Winnie Mandela and Miriam Makeba of South Africa fought for the freedom of all South Africans and were constantly persecuted for their belief in equal rights and justice.  They effectively worked with people like yourself when everything seemed to be working against them and ultimately contributed to end Apatheid, ‘ a system of segregation and discrimination.’ 

In Uganda we have Winnie Kiiza, Betty Nambooze, Stella Nyanzi, Ms Ingrid Turinawe and Shamim Malende among others. Today, we carry on their actions to pave a way for our children and the generations yet born. When that little voice crips up on you like it crips up on me telling you to give up, remember these great women leaders of Uganda and Africa.

In order for your fight to be fruitful you must lead based on character. Attach value to your name and your work by choosing to lead with maturity, honesty, integrity, passion, love, fairness and propel yourself forward based on Godly values and morals.

A friend once said to me and I quote “Patricia, you will NEVER get a chance to be born in any other country in this life as we know it”. We the Ugandan people worldwide are proud to be Ugandan and we are hopeful that soon we will have equal rights for all Ugandans and strongly believe we can live in peace and in harmony with the forces that are fighting against us.

The apostle John writes: “God is love.” (1Jo 4:8) “Love is long-suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”—1Co 13:4-7.

If your message is negative it will not be effective. If you align yourself with people that are negative and are not forward thinking, you will not get far. We the women can fight for unity and equality, we can advocate for peace, a torture free Uganda and above all else, we can fight alongside the men. As a woman you will be targeted, you will be left out, discriminated against but you must keep moving. Be wise, fear only God, man is full of imperfections. As women, if you organize and step forward to work together with the women in your communities you can contribute to the reorganization of the entire structure of Ugandan society but it starts within your home, communities and villages. 

Take the first step.