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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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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

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HEALTH FOR ALL. EVERYWHERE.  JOIN THE CALL…

JOIN THE GLOBAL COALITION CALLING FOR #HEALTH FOR… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: ISORE Women Initiative for Sustainable Development Commemorate World AIDS Day

World AIDS day Dec 1,  2014   World AIDS day was even more of a success than hoped for the ISORE Women Initiative for Sustainable Development based in central Uganda, a small NGO and an AWDF grantee. The day-long event which kicked off… Read more

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Women’s Learning Partnership’s Gender Based Violence Film Screenings

#129311400 / gettyimages.com In observance of the global 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence campaign the Women’s Learning Partnership is hosting a free online screening of two short films on eliminating gender based violence… Read more

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A New Kind of Dance: Book Launch Supported by AWDF

Thrown in at the deep end of the campaign process in Nigeria’s 2011 elections, Amina Salihu was without a “manual” on how to organise women or a campaign. This book is a narrative of the effort to bring years of civil society learning to bear… Read more

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The WHEAT Trust Launches FemPress

Published on 25 November 2014 by in News From AWDF

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The WHEAT Trust Launches FemPress

The WHEAT Trust, a grantee partner of AWDF, will launch FemPress, a publishing house to amplify the visibility of grassroots women and their stories next month.   I am the Rose   If you are in the Cape Town (SA) area, join the… Read more

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Press Release November 17, 2014 For Immediate Release   Women’s rights organizations meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 14-16 November have called on African governments to re-dedicate themselves to upholding national, regional… Read more

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African women have been at the forefront of shaping the global agenda for women’s rights from the 3rd World Conference on Women in Nairobi in 1985 that resulted in the “Nairobi Forward Looking Strategies”.   The 4th World Conference on… Read more

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Letters from the Ground: Women Organisations Respond to Ebola

In October, a team from the Women and Children Development Association of Liberia (WOCDAL) launched a series of awareness campaigns on ebola in project communities. WOCDAL uses music, dance and theater as critical strategies to disseminate health… Read more

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IN THE BREAK: AWDF Partners with Grantees in Response to Ebola

Schools are closed. The economy has declined. Hospitals are refusing people who are sick for fear of ebola. Women are especially affected because they tend to be the breadwinners for the family.  We no longer have long hours of work. Our rights… Read more

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ACTION RESEARCH ON THE CURRENT AND POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE OIL INDUSTRY ON COMMUNITIES IN KENYA AND UGANDA Time frame: November 2014 – February 2015 CALL FOR RESEARCHERS ActionAid International is seeking qualified and experienced… Read more

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Africa Feminist Dialogue 2015

Published on 05 November 2014 by in News From AWDF

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Between January 12th-15th 2015, RESURJ will host an Africa Feminist Dialogue in Accra, Ghana. The meeting will bring younger feminist activists together to mobilize constituencies for Sexual and Reproductive Justice at national and regional… Read more

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This statement was released by Nazra for Feminist Studies on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Update: Verdict Issued against Women Human Rights Defenders include 3 Years’ Imprisonment, 3 Years’ Monitoring and a Fine of EGP 10000 On 26 October… Read more

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Grantmaking News: AWDF Partners with AMPLIFYCHANGE

AWDF supported this Life Skills, Sex and Sexuality program by Positive Women’s Network in South Africa, 2013 AmplifyChange, a new CSO advocacy fund that will disburse at least 14 million euros in its first two years, launched on 22 September in… Read more

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Suitably qualified individuals are invited to apply for a vacancy that has arisen at TrustAfrica. Job Title: Communications Officer Reports to: Executive Director Supervises: Web Development and Maintenance Team Liaises with: All… Read more

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In Memoriam: Margaret Vogt

Published on 14 October 2014 by in News From AWDF

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In Memoriam: Margaret Vogt

The board and staff of the African Women’s Development Fund offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Margaret Vogt, former UN Special Representative to the Central African Republic and a long time peace advocate and women’s… Read more

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Farewell Nana: A Big Thank You from AWDF

Nana and Nneka, AWDF’s Ambassador for the Arts For nearly seven years, NANA DARKOA SEKYIAMAH has led the Communications forefront for the African Women’s Development Fund. During her tenure with our organization, she has authored new… Read more

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