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The Girls Festival is an annual celebration of positive strides made towards girl child and women empowerment in Uganda to be held in commemoration of the International Women's Day.

About the festival

Reach A Hand Uganda will hold a full day Girl Festival in Kampala, Uganda in celebration of the International Women’s Day 0n 8th March 2019. Together with like-minded organizations, women deliver young leaders in Uganda and gender equality advocates, we aim to highlight the key milestones achieved in empowering young women and girls. By inviting young people, women leaders, partners, advocates, policy makers and gender equality activists, we will celebrate women empowerment under the theme, “Gains from Equality”.


  • 3 phased tents

    We will have 3 phased tents that will be engaging the festival participants on different topics. The tents which will be next to each other, will attract engagement that will be rotating from one tent to the next due to the nature of interlinked topics.

  • Physical education games.

    Games and physical education will also be done at the venue and will kick off the day. These will include yoga, 5Aside, Karate, boxing, Dodgeball (kwepena),  badminton, dance sessions among others.

  • Women’s concert

    We will close off the day with performances by top women artists in Uganda. During different performance intervals, the artists will deliver key messages about girl child/empowerment for the concert goers.

2019 Girls Festival Speakers

The Girls Festival will attract the greatest minds, strongest activists, and most progressive leaders from across Uganda.

  • To be announced.


With enough exhibition space and more than 8000 participants expected – reproductive health experts, SRHR enthusiasts, policy makers and young people – your organization cannot afford to miss the chance to reach so many key players who will attend.

Last remaining exhibit spaces are available! If you are interested in exhibiting at the inaugural Girls Festival, please register below


From USA, Rwanda and Uganda, here's the line up for this year's Girls Festival.

  • Michael Franti

  • Nina Roz

  • Rob Drabkin

  • Naava Grey

  • Lydia Jazmine

  • Chozen Becky

  • Charly Na Nina

  • Navio

  • Geosteady

  • S Wrap

  • Johnny

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