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

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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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2015 MILEAD FELLOWSHIP- For Young African Women Leaders   Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) hereby announces its annual call for applications for the 2015 MILEAD… Read more

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Save the Date! The Third African Grantmakers Network Assembly

The Third Assembly of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) which was postponed in 2014 will now take place from 1 – 3 July 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania and will be hosted by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and the Foundation for Civil… 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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View image | gettyimages.com   Breast Care International (BCI), an NGO dedicated to the establishment of breast cancer awareness centres throughout the country, organized a campaign in Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region, just two days… Read more

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Katswe Sistahood ‘V-Warriors Journal’ 2013

The Katswe Sistahood, a Zimbabwean organisation founded in 2007, began as a loose network of dynamic young women concerned about the lack of access to sexual and reproductive health rights and services within their community. With support from AWDF,… Read more

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A Rally For Our Chibok Girls

Published on 08 March 2015 by in AWDF Blog

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As I write this article, I try to identify the emotion I am feeling but I cannot quantify or adequately qualify my feelings of disappointment and despondency when I think that it has been 324 days and counting since 230 girls were forcefully… Read more

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Reminiscences On International Women’s  Day Twenty Years after Beijing

By Olutimehin Adegbeye   In the twenty years that have passed since the Beijing Conference, I have gone from being a girl child myself to having one of my own. At first, I was told I was having a boy, and when I found out I wasn’t,… 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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Women Should be Leading Efforts to Rebuild Ebola-Stricken Regions

This article was originally posted on allAfrica.com By Nafi Chinery The number of new Ebola cases in January 2015 dropped to the lowest weekly level since June 2014. As a result, the World Health Organization recently said they are shifting… 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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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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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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