About us

Brief history of the formation of the United African Women Organization.

Mrs. Loretta Macauley, from Sierra Leone, was wrongfully terminated from her 11 years of employment without compensation. She therefore decided to cry out for help and for her rights. Through this process she met with many women’s organizations, one was ISOTITA, where she met with Mrs. Dimitra Malliu, from Albania.

After all her experience from her fight, she gains something good and valuable experiences for the African women in Greece. She notices that African women stay at home and don’t even know they have rights in the country they are living with their families. She also understands that African Women lack the ability to express their problems.

That’s when she decides to call on African Women to come together with one voice and fight for their rights and all the privileges they are deprived of, for so long.

On the 27th of February, 2005, the African Women Organization has their 1st meeting at Kefallinias 31, coordinated by Mr. Moawia, President of the Migrant Forum.

Aims and Objectives

1. To create awareness of various issues concerning the African women and their children living in Greece.
2. To support and fight for the rights of especially our second generation and at all levels.
3. To create mutual bonds of solidarity between Africans and our host the Greeks.
4. To explore and incorporate the rich African woman heritage into the rich Greek heritage.
5. To work hand in hand with various social, NGOs and other Organizations that stand for justice, non racial and friendly society for all.

We also have an account on facebook : United African Women Org.

You can also read the greek and french version of this text here:

uaw-about-us-greek-version

uaw-about-us-french-version

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7 responses to “About us

  1. So happy to see your new website – congratulations. It’s a great step forward for African women in Greece. I am a member of KEDE (Center for Research and Action for Peace) and my organization is unequivocally in support of all your activities and actions. Wish you every success in your fight to protect your rights – and I’ll see you at the Bazzar.
    eleni

  2. Please send us all you announcements concerning your activities and events. We would like to publish them in the website http://www.forfree.gr.

    Thank you!

  3. looking forward to dancing together this summer!!

    slideshow from 2007

  4. Can do more about our rights in greece like to take our ika ( pension) in our cauntery. even if , we dont have residant permit at a time we`ve to take our ika money (Ipedoma) what can we do about this thing if you can let me know.

    truly yous,

    abinet mekuria

  5. Dear all!
    I am a desperate situation, my friend from Africa a very nice and bright person student here, has some financial problems; her alone mother lost her job and cannot pay for school any more, I was wandering if you can help her, she is a student in Thessaloniki any help provided will be the grace of God, any shelter…please help her…

  6. Dear all!

    My name is Hjørdis Kurås and I am contacting you on behalf of http://www.ateliernord.no and an ongoing project for asylum seekers, http://www.cpcproject.ning.com.

    As a continuation of the ICT workshops for minor asylum seekers in Norway, we will now follow some of these to Athens in January, and therefore are in need of collaborators in Athens. We want to do a workshop in Athens, and in this connection we would need a helping hand to find a space with computers and internet connection, a translation bureau, a local guide etc. We have a small budget and will be able to pay for renting a place, services etc (at reasonable prices…)

    I hope to get in touch with someone who´s interested to help us help others, and more information for those who´s interested can be sent by email.

    All best,

    Hjørdis Kurås

  7. I cheerish and appreciate this orgainsation

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