Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni President on Wednesday morning officiated at the opening of the African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders’ Network (AQWCLN) Conference at Speke Resort Munyonyo in the capital Kampala .
The conference is co-hosted by the Nabagereka of Buganda Kingdom Sylivia Nagginda and Toro Kingdom’s Queen Mother, Akiiki Best Kemigisa.
More than 70 Queens, Princesses and women cultural leaders are expected to attend the event that will be held from Wednesday September 4 to Saturday September 7.
The Conference is held under the theme ” African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders: A Vehicle for social and economic empowerment of rural women and youth in Africa – looking beyond 2015, ‘the future we want’.
Some of the objectives of AQWCLN is to leverage influnce at policy level and grassroots level for its members to enable them make gains in a number of areas including; eradication of harmful traditional practices and enhancing efforts to secure peace across Africa.
It was established as an answer to the ‘Harare Call to Action’ adopted in May 2012 at the Global Power Women Network Africa high level meeting which among others called for the creation of women’s cultural leaders union network.