Umoja Now works to build sustainable peace in Africa by uniting men and women to promote gender justice and equality, and to end sexual and gender-based violence. Umoja is a Swahili word meaning “Unity.” Africans stress community and family above the individual, and believe that “I am we.” Umoja Now uses this spirit of togetherness and unity to help build a safe and compassionate world for all Africans.
We fulfill our mission by:
- Working with men and women on gender justice education and mobilization campaigns;
- Providing support to local organizations working to promote gender equality and justice;
- Building coalitions to create gender equality and end gender-based violence;
- Training the next generation of activists committed to working for gender justice.