OWA UK timeline

Oromo Women’s Association (OWA UK) performance report up to date:


  • July 2016 Launched on 01/02/2014
  • Had few management committee meetings face to face: 22/03/14, 18/04/14, and 31/10/15. Discussion and decisions were mostly made over the phone, text and email
  • 1st AGM (annual general meeting) on 07/06/14
  • Fundraising event: 13/09/14
  • Organised workshop on Female genital Mutilation: 21/02/2015
  • Opened a bank account October 2015
  • Registered OWA UK with Charity commission on 06/10/15: OWA UK Charity No. 1163845
  • Organised demonstration on 6th of January 2016 and camped in front of No. 10 Downing Street from 5th of January – 7th of January 2016; submitted an appeal letter to PM David Cameron, Kenyan Embassy and BBC main broadcasting office
  • In the process of establishing OWA UK website
  • Has given supporting letter to four asylum seeking Oromo women and one Oromo young asylum seeker
  • Arranged meetings in different parts of UK and have opened a branch of
  • OWA UK in 1. West Midlands/Birmingham 2. Manchester/Bolton 14th of May 2016 OWA UK has joined Union of Oromo Community Organisations in the UK (UOCO – UK)
  • 06/08/2016 meeting to form OWA UK branch in London for Oromo women who live and work in London and London area