World AIDS Day 2014: Using performance art to achieve an HIV–Free generation in Uganda

Cross posted  from Public Health Ambassadors Uganda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPBNYjuxN84 According to UNAIDS, more than 35 million people are now living with HIV, with over 3.2 million under the age of 15. In 2013, an estimated 2.1… Read more

World AIDS Day 2014: Using performance art to achieve an HIV–Free generation in Uganda World AIDS Day 2014: Using performance art to achieve an HIV–Free generation in Uganda

Strengthening Communities’ Knowledge and Action towards Preventing Violence against Women

Women participants in the gender based violence training sessions supported by AWDF The Aowin District is a newly created jurisdiction in the Western region of Ghana with a population of approximately 30,000 residents. The district has a large… Read more

Strengthening Communities’ Knowledge and Action towards Preventing Violence against Women Strengthening Communities’ Knowledge and Action towards Preventing Violence against Women

Whose Human Rights Day is it?

by Valérie Bah During these 16 days of activism, we also celebrate Human Rights Day, a day for which the United Nations has proposed the slogan, “365,” suggesting that the world should embrace the idea that every day of the year should be… Read more

Whose Human Rights Day is it? Whose Human Rights Day is it?

At the Fringes: A look at Breast Health Awareness and Care During the #16 Days Campaign

By Kagure Mugo The annual 16 Days of activism campaign is a global movement that places an important focus on the reality of gender-based violence faced by women all over the world. Violence against women continues to be a scourge of society,… Read more

At the Fringes: A look at Breast Health Awareness and Care During the #16 Days Campaign At the Fringes: A look at Breast Health Awareness and Care During the #16 Days Campaign
 

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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AWDF Ranked 13th of Top 20 Human Rights Grantmakers – Foundation Center Report

The AWDF continues to be a continental leader in human rights giving globally, according to the Foundation Center’s latest Key Findings report. AWDF came 13th out of the top 20 foundations in global giving by number of grants and was the only… Read more

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World AIDS Day 2014: Using performance art to achieve an HIV–Free generation in Uganda

Cross posted  from Public Health Ambassadors Uganda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPBNYjuxN84 According to UNAIDS, more than 35 million people are now living with HIV, with over 3.2 million under the age of 15. In 2013, an estimated 2.1… Read more

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  Towards a transformational change for women and girls in Africa 19 November 2014 We, the African Ministers responsible for Gender and Women’s Affairs, attending the Ninth African Regional Conference on Women for the… Read more

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