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Sierra Leone’s Disabled Women & Girls Union Combats Stigma In Ebola Epidemic

  The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus last year left in its wake not only over 10,000 dead in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, but the equally devastating impact of stigma. Fear and superstition of the haemorrhagic disease has led to… Read more

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Liberian  Rural Radio Stations Help In Ebola Fight Thanks To AWDF

The African Women’s Development Fund’s short-term grant to Liberia’s Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) has enabled female-led community-based organizations and youth groups to organize Ebola prevention education in informal settlements in… Read more

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AWDF’s Statement of Solidarity for the Missing Chibok Girls

THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND (AWDF) On The One Year Anniversary Of The Abduction of 276 Girls From Chibok, Nigeria April 14, 2015   Today marks a year since the violent terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls… Read more

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An Address by Ghana’s Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection at AWDF’s candlelight vigil on the 1st anniversary of Chibok Girls’ Abduction

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 marked the first anniversary of the abduction of the over 200 girls from Chibok in Northern Nigeria. To commemorate the occasion, AWDF, in conjunction with the University of Ghana’s Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy… Read more

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‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Candlelight Vigil In Commemoration Of The Chibok Abductions, April 14, 2015

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) Legon respectfully invite sympathizers to a peaceful Candlelight Vigil on 14th April, 2015, at the University of Ghana Legon. It will be a time… Read more

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AWDF’s Fourth CEO FORUM Nairobi, Kenya. March 25-27, 2015

AWDF’s CEO forums are a dynamic time of coaching and sharing aimed at strengthening organizational capacity in our grantee institutions. The fourth CEO forum was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from  March 25-27, 2015. The thirty participants from… Read more

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    A further shout out to AWDF Women Writers Workshop participant Comfort Mussa. Comfort, who was selected one of Women Deliver’s top 15 journalists earlier this month, was voted one of the five overall best and will  receive  a… Read more

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EBOLA FOCUS WEEK: Spotlight on Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa’s (GPFA)  Ebola Awareness Outreach

The Gbowee Peace Foundation, founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, continues with its support of female-led civil society associations and youth groups undertaking Ebola prevention education. Its activity has been focused in settlements… Read more

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EBOLA FOCUS WEEK :  Ebola In West Africa – How It Has Affected Lives In Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea

Women and Children Development Association of Liberia (WOCDAL)    This week we will be taking a look at Ebola and the way it has impacted the lives and livelihoods of women in Sierra, Leone and Guinea – the three worst affected areas in… Read more

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International Women’s Month Highlight:  AWDF Women Writers Workshop Participant Commy Mussa  Selected For “15  Journalists”  Award By Women Deliver

  We are  proud to announce that Comfort Mussa, one of  the participants in AWDF’s  Women Writers Workshop held in July last year, made the shortlist  of Women Deliver’s  selected journalists. Each year, Women Deliver,  a… Read more

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AWDF’s  Chief Executive Officers Forum (CEO Forum) 2015

CEO’s in session at last year’s forum held in July 2014 AWDF’s Next  Chief Executive Officer’s Forum will be held from 25-27 March 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. The three-day programme organized by AWDF’s Capacity Building unit, is… Read more

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AFRICAN GRANTMAKERS  NETWORK ASSEMBLY 2015 Arusha, Tanzania 1-3 July 2015

The African Grantmakers Network (AGN) invites you to its Third Biennial Assembly to be held in Arusha, Tanzania on 1st -3rd July, 2015 and will be hosted by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and the Foundation for Civil Society… Read more

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AWDF’s Rissi Assani-Alabi Gets “Surprise” Award On International Women’s Day

AWDF Francophone Programme Officer Rissi Assani-Alabi’s invitation to a cocktail reception on International Women’s Day held at Fiesta Royale hotel, gave no indication of what was in store for her. Rissi has been with the African Women’s… Read more

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Happy International Women’s Day!

AWDF would like to wish all women a Happy International Women’s… Read more

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‘Advancing the Cause of Women through the Arts.’ An Alliance Magazine Interview with Sarah Mukasa

This Alliance Magazine interview with AWDF’s director of programmes, Sarah Mukasa, was originally featured in their March 2015 issue. To get a copy of the issue click here The African Women’s Development Fund’s (AWDF) mission is to advance… Read more

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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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