A Conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay: Saturday 30th August

You’re invited to a conversation with Dr Yaba Blay on Saturday 30th August from 5pm-7pm at the AWDF resource centre in East Legon, Accra. Dr Blay is a professor, producer, and publisher.As a researcher and ethnographer, she uses personal and… Read more

A Conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay: Saturday 30th August A Conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay: Saturday 30th August

‘African Feminists: A Reflection’ by Moiyattu Banya

A Reflection from the AWDF/FEMRITE Creative Non-Fiction Writer’s Workshop Entebbe, Uganda 2014   There’s a fresh, young, powerful and dynamic caliber of young African women feminists found on the African continent, in the diaspora, in your… Read more

‘African Feminists: A Reflection’ by Moiyattu Banya ‘African Feminists: A Reflection’ by Moiyattu Banya

‘In Print’ by Jennifer Thorpe

In print We want to be in print; To feel the weight of our words in Paper and ink And to know their value In dollar signs and transformed minds. Journals, magazines, newspapers, novels. The smell of the page like petrichor, awakening the… Read more

‘In Print’ by Jennifer Thorpe ‘In Print’ by Jennifer Thorpe

Calls for Proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence & World Aids Day

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The campaign takes place annually in the period between 25 November and 10… Read more

Calls for Proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence & World Aids Day Calls for Proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence & 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
 

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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News from AWDF

 
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AGN Third Assembly 2014 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The African Grantmakers Network 3rd Assembly 2014: Philanthropy in Africa: People, Policy and Practice 17th – 19th November 2014; Accra, Ghana POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT  READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE: Postponement Announcement… Read more

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Consultancy to undertake the Mid-term evaluation of AWDF’s project – Phase II The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is looking for an experienced consultant with demonstrable expertise on women’s rights in Africa to undertake a… Read more

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Calls for Proposals: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence & World Aids Day

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The campaign takes place annually in the period between 25 November and 10… Read more

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