Call for Proposals – 16 Days and World AIDS Day

AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND CALLS FOR PROPOSALS FOR 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE & WORLD AIDS DAY   Introduction The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local,… Read more

Call for Proposals – 16 Days and World AIDS Day Call for Proposals – 16 Days and World AIDS Day

Podcast: Yewande Omotoso with Ama Ata Aidoo

On International Women’s Day this year, the writer Yewande Omotoso led a writer’s masterclass at AWDF House with internationally acclaimed writer Ama Ata Aidoo as our special guest. Using excerpts from Ama’s talk with the participants, Yewande has… Read more

Podcast: Yewande Omotoso with Ama Ata Aidoo Podcast: Yewande Omotoso with Ama Ata Aidoo

‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ Nomination for Yaba Badoe

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA AWDF would like to extend a big congratulations to Yaba Badoe who has been nominated for the ‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ alongside Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Lupita N’yongo! The award is given by the… Read more

‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ Nomination for Yaba Badoe ‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ Nomination for Yaba Badoe

AWDF Grantee Organisations Fight Ebola in Liberia

AWDF supports its grantee organisations in Liberia to fight Ebola Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah With the current onslaught of the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and the threat it continues to pose, AWDF is supporting three of its grantees in… Read more

AWDF Grantee Organisations Fight Ebola in Liberia AWDF Grantee Organisations Fight Ebola in Liberia

You have to be a selfish woman

Ma’ami, you would love these women. Maybe not at first, maybe not all at once, but oh, you would love them. They would speak to your heart and the things you wouldn’t say couldn’t say? Like “maybe I should have… Read more

You have to be a selfish woman You have to be a selfish woman
 

About AWDF

10 Years of Leadership and Empowerment for African Women   “Heartfelt congratulations to you, AWDF Sisters, on reaching your tenth year! You have succeeded in your goals; you have weathered the global economic crisis; you have… Read more

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Our values

Values and Principles: We believe in the personhood of African women, and that their rights are an inalienable, indivisible and integral part of universal human rights. We believe in acknowledging, valuing and rewarding women’s paid and unpaid… Read more

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Thematic focus

For full details of AWDF’s thematic focus and the types of work we support please click: Thematic Areas Matrix Updated Women’s Human Rights Mary Robinson, President of Realising Rights Ethicial Initiative launching AWDF’s Compendium… Read more

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Call for Proposals – 16 Days and World AIDS Day

AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND CALLS FOR PROPOSALS FOR 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE & WORLD AIDS DAY   Introduction The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local,… Read more

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‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ Nomination for Yaba Badoe

AFRICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA AWDF would like to extend a big congratulations to Yaba Badoe who has been nominated for the ‘Distinguished Woman of African Cinema Award’ alongside Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Lupita N’yongo! The award is given by the… Read more

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AWDF Grantee Organisations Fight Ebola in Liberia

AWDF supports its grantee organisations in Liberia to fight Ebola Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah With the current onslaught of the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and the threat it continues to pose, AWDF is supporting three of its grantees in… Read more

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