On Saturday 25 September 2010, FIDA Uganda held a full day of free training for young women lawyers. The training was aimed at helping young women lawyers learn how to conduct successful community legal education sessions.
The trainers included several high profile members of FIDA Uganda; Ms. Jackie Asiimwe Mwesige, Hon. Sarah Bagalaliwo, Ms. Christine Mugerwa Kasule, Hon. Justice Irene Mulyagonja, Her Worship Lillian Mwandha, Dr. Maria Nassali, and Ms. Laura Nyirinkindi. They shared their experiences in community legal education, including several tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts. The trainers also shared their personal experiences and invaluable knowledge on the challenges faced by women lawyers in Uganda, and how to surmount those challenges.
Trainees were mostly recent graduates. Many of them joined FIDA Uganda as members after the training. During the training they listened attentively, took notes, participated actively, asked questions, networked, and laughed at each other while performing skits. Lunch and tea breaks were provided during the training.