Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan

Agnes Makes her OWN Plan Another Grantee story from Malawi Agnes Filimoni   Agnes Filimoni is a thirty-year-old, mother of four who currently lives in the Mtembo Village in Chitera traditional authority in Chiraduku District… Read more

Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan

Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

In September 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund convened the 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) in Accra, Ghana. This event brought together film makers, producers, writers and content creators together around the theme, ‘Creating… Read more

Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14

In July of this year, AWDF in partnership with the Ugandan Women Writers Association held a 10 day residential writers workshop led by Yewande Omotoso and Mamle Kabu. The workshop brought together 26 African women writers from 10 African countries…. Read more

African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14 African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14

‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere

IT IS NOT A JOKE I woke up today with a well thought out plan: Get to work, finish a piece I started last night, finish scanning the readings for this semester and review a piece a friend requested. But I had forgotten to work one very important… Read more

‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere ‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere
 

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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Background The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa wide women’s rights grant making foundation based in Accra, Ghana requires the services of a Communications and Fundraising Specialist who will work within the Office of the… Read more

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Aspen New Voices Fellowship Announces Call for 2015 Nominations

        The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is calling for 2015 Nominations The Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for… Read more

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Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

In September 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund convened the 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) in Accra, Ghana. This event brought together film makers, producers, writers and content creators together around the theme, ‘Creating… Read more

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