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Uganda: 30th July 2014, Public Dialogue and Literary Event

On the 30th of July, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in partnership with the Ugandan Women’s Association (FEMRITE) will hold a public dialogue and literary event at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda. The theme for the event is ‘African… Read more

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Accountability to Ourselves and to our Stakeholders

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has since it began operations in 2001, invested in various systems and processes to ensure transparency and accountability in all our activities. In order to achieve the latter objective, our performance… Read more

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Hope Chigudu reflects on AWDF’s third Chief Executive Officer’s Forum

AWDF’s third Chief Executive Officer’s Forum was held on the 2-4th June, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi. It attracted Directors from different African countries, all immersed deeply in the common work of striving for women’s rights. Many… Read more

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Climate Change and the Livelihoods of Women: The AWDF and Grantees Approach

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LIVELIHOODS OF WOMEN: THE AWDF AND GRANTEES APPROACH   Climate change is the global or regional shift in climate patterns due to the high emissions of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. Rising levels of… Read more

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African Feminist Forum Working Group statement in solidarity with women human rights defenders arrested and detained in Cairo

As the African Feminist Forum Working Group we are distressed to hear that nine women human rights defenders were arrested on 21 June 2014 in Cairo after participating in a peaceful protest against the Protest and Public Assembly Law. The nine women… Read more

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AWDF Call for Proposals

Published on 20 June 2014 by in News From AWDF

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Introduction The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant making foundation that supports local, national and regional organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the achievement of gender equality on the… Read more

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Nominations Now Open for 2014 African Philanthropy Award

African Grantmakers Network Call for Nominations 2014 The African Grantmakers Network (AGN) celebrates individuals and organisations who demonstrate excellence and innovation in philanthropic practice in Africa. The AGN African Philanthropy… Read more

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Expression of interest – Health and Reproductive Rights thematic Evaluation

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is looking for an experienced consultant with demonstrable expertise on women’s rights work in Africa to undertake a formative evaluation on one of its thematic grant making areas – Health and… Read more

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‘Results based programming: beyond the jargon’ by Dr. Awino Okech

In 2013, I was leading a gender and peace building workshop in which the organisers intuitively built in institutional work as an essential part of creating peaceful and holistic societies. Organisations present were asked to look inward at their… Read more

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Children’s Stories and YA Fiction Writer’s Master Class with Mamle Wolo

  Mamle Kabu Photo credit: Printex   Master Class on Writing Children’s Stories and Young Adult Fiction with Mamle Wolo, June 14 in Accra This coming Saturday, award-winning author, Mamle Wolo will be teaching a writer’s master… Read more

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Reflections on AWDF’s 3rd CEO Forum by Zukisiwa Wanner

I spent the first three days of this week attending the African Women’s Development Fund’s (AWDF) third Chief Executive Officer’s Forum at the Crowne Plaza Hotel here in Nairobi. The CEO Forum brings together leaders in women’s organizations… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: T.O.M Pictures

Grantee Highlight: T.O.M Pictures In 2003, Akin Omotoso, Robbie Thorpe and Kgomotso Matsunyane came together to found a production company in Johannesburg called T.O.M Pictures. They have been able to produce several feature films since then and… Read more

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AWDF’s 3rd CEO Forum in Tweets and Images

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Hope Chigudu’s thoughts on ‘Riding the Waves of Activist Leadership’

The following note touches on some broad issues that we struggle with as we ride the waves of leadership in our organisations. The note is a product of various moments of self and organisational-assessment and organizational development over the… Read more

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The 3rd Chief Executive Officers Forum (CEO Forum)

The CEO Forum forms part of AWDF’s commitment to strengthening the leadership of women’s organisations in Africa. It is a biennial event that provides a safe space for the leadership of women’s organisations to discuss strategic leadership… Read more

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AWDF’s Grantmaking in 2013

Published on 29 May 2014 by in News From AWDF

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AWDF’s Grantmaking in 2013

In 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) provided grants of US$2,232,250 to 126 women’s rights organisations in 27 African countries.   Our smallest grant was US$4,000 to a community based organization and our largest grant… Read more

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Join our Team: AWDF seeks a Communications Consultant

The African Women’s Development Fund seeks to hire a Communications Consultant who may either work out of AWDF House in Ghana or virtually if they are located outside of Ghana. Please send your C.V. by email to graceawdf dot org by 10th of June… Read more

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22 African Women Writers selected by the African Women’s Development Fund to Participate in a Creative Non Fiction Writers Workshop

The African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) is pleased to announce that after a competitive application process, 22 African women writers have been selected to take part in its first creative non-fiction writer’s workshop. This is the first of a… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Chicken Coop! The Ababiti-bantu Women’s Group and Gender Integrated Development Program, Uganda In the Kasekenya Village of the Pallisa District of Uganda, there is an outstanding group… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Chicken Coop!

Grantee Highlight: When Life Gives You Lemons, Build a Chicken Coop! The Ababiti-bantu Women’s Group and Gender Integrated Development Program, Uganda   In the Kasekenya Village of the Pallisa District of Uganda, there is an… Read more

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