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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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Whose Human Rights Day is it?

Published on 10 December 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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Whose Human Rights Day is it?

by Valérie Bah During these 16 days of activism, we also celebrate Human Rights Day, a day for which the United Nations has proposed the slogan, “365,” suggesting that the world should embrace the idea that every day of the year should be… Read more

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At the Fringes: A look at Breast Health Awareness and Care During the #16 Days Campaign

By Kagure Mugo The annual 16 Days of activism campaign is a global movement that places an important focus on the reality of gender-based violence faced by women all over the world. Violence against women continues to be a scourge of society,… 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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Disability In Africa – Bridging the Gap between Legislation and Action.

Across much of Africa people with disabilities struggle on a daily basis with accessing public facilities and seeking their means of livelihood. At the heart of their problems  is access and exclusion. They are routinely denied access to public… Read more

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World AIDS Day

Published on 01 December 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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World AIDS Day

By Eunice Kilonzo On December 1, you may be one of the millions globally who will be wearing a red ribbon to mark World Aids Day. I will be wearing one in solidarity with about 16 million adults living with HIV are women according to the World… Read more

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Kenyan Women Reclaiming Kenyan Streets with #Mydressmychoice

Kenyan Women Reclaiming Kenyan streets with #Mydressmychoice by Njoki Wamai Njoki Wamai, is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and alumni, Africa Leadership Centre On 17th November 2014, thousands of women and men marched in downtown Nairobi in a… Read more

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African Women Speak Back – Using Radio to Tackle Violence

African Women Speak Back- Using Radio to tackle Violence by Jen Thorpe Radio allows organisations to reach into homes, and into hearts, encouraging people to see their own lives in the stories they hear.If you are a woman, you are aware of… Read more

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AWDF’s 16 Days of Activism Blog Series Begins

Published on 24 November 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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AWDF’s 16 Days of Activism Blog Series Begins

In June 2013, a thirteen-year old Egyptian girl Sohair al-Bata’a, died while being circumcised by a doctor in a small village northeast of Cairo. Today it was announced that the “doctor” who performed the procedure was acquitted in Egypt’s… Read more

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Africa’s Rise is Leaving Rural Children Behind

Children of the Bandisuglo Women’s Group in Tamale   As Ghanaians we are rightly proud of our national achievements; winning early independence, championing pan-Africanism and supporting liberation struggles across the continent, founding a… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: NLK and AWDF Project Beneficiaries

NLK (Negem Lela Ken HIV Positive Women Support Organisation) and AWDF Project Beneficiaries Stories of Success Ethiopia Urge Degaga Thirty-five year old wife and mother of four, Urge, is HIV positive. She is one of the beneficiaries of the… Read more

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AWDF’s Third CEO Forum 2014 – Nairobi, Kenya

The 3rd Chief Executive Officer’s Forum on Leadership, Governance and Communication for CEOs of Women’s Organisations June 2 – 4, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya The women of the Forum It is a biennial event convened by African Women’s Development… Read more

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A Phone Call, a Journal, and a Bar of Soap by Moiyattu Banya

A Dispatch from the Girls of Sierra Leone about the impact of the 3-day-Ebola Lockdown I always look forward to hearing from my girls, because they brighten my day. When I noticed the +232 area code, I answered because I knew the caller was a… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: Agnes Makes her OWN Plan

Agnes Makes her OWN Plan Another Grantee story from Malawi Agnes Filimoni   Agnes Filimoni is a thirty-year-old, mother of four who currently lives in the Mtembo Village in Chitera traditional authority in Chiraduku District… Read more

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‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere

Published on 03 September 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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‘It is Not a Joke’ by Abena Kyere

IT IS NOT A JOKE I woke up today with a well thought out plan: Get to work, finish a piece I started last night, finish scanning the readings for this semester and review a piece a friend requested. But I had forgotten to work one very important… Read more

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Grantee Highlight: Christina Assima Has a Dream

‘I have a dream’ says Christina Assima Christina Assima pictured here with her son Fifteen-year-old mother, Christina Assima, dreams of being a nurse. But there is a long tortuous journey ahead of Christina, especially as a student with a… Read more

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A Conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay: Saturday 30th August

You’re invited to a conversation with Dr Yaba Blay on Saturday 30th August from 5pm-7pm at the AWDF resource centre in East Legon, Accra. Dr Blay is a professor, producer, and publisher.As a researcher and ethnographer, she uses personal and… Read more

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‘African Feminists: A Reflection’ by Moiyattu Banya

A Reflection from the AWDF/FEMRITE Creative Non-Fiction Writer’s Workshop Entebbe, Uganda 2014   There’s a fresh, young, powerful and dynamic caliber of young African women feminists found on the African continent, in the diaspora, in your… Read more

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