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2014 Financial Management Training Report

The Capacity Building Unit of the AWDF has recently developed a series of technical support programmes in response to the various organisational development needs of grantees and women’s rights organisations in Africa. The first in the series… Read more

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AWDF Grantee Assists Cameroonian Smallholder Farmers in Learning to Use Modern Cropping Techniques

Smallholder farmers account for most of the agricultural sector in Cameroon. Their use of rudimentary agricultural techniques, haphazard planting methods and unfamiliarity with the use of fertilizers, results in low productivity and low yields. This… Read more

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The African Leadership Centre (ALC) cordially invites you to a Public Seminar entitled:   Ebola in Africa: Can the African Union handle the challenge? By Semiha Abdulmelik   The Ebola crisis in West Africa has generated a great… Read more

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Drawing in the Dragon: China’s Involvement in Africa’s Peace & Security by Semiha Abdulmelik

Semiha Abdulmelik is one of the two women AWDF sponsored for the African Leadership Centre’s  Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women. To learn more about Semiha click here. This article was cross-posted from Strife and the African… Read more

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AWDF and ALC Working to Strengthen Women’s Leadership and Representation in Peace Building in Africa

In 2013, AWDF awarded a multi-year grant of US$90,000 over 3 years to the African Leadership Centre to strengthen women’s leadership and representation in peace building processes on the African continent. The African Leadership Centre (ALC),… Read more

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The Bill & Melinda Gates annual letter for 2015

2015 GATES ANNUAL LETTER In their annual letter for this year, Bill and Melinda Gates have shared their visions on what they hope to accomplish through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation over the next 15 years. These include working… Read more

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Position: Deputy Director, Gender Responsive Agriculture Deadline: January 19th, 2015 Background (About AWARD) African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is an organisation dedicated to accelerating agricultural gains… 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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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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