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AWDF’s Health and Safety Technical Support Project

Consumers want the assurance of safety and quality at every stage of the food production process. Consequently, women in the field of agro-processing and production need to stay abreast of the latest developments and techniques to enhance the… Read more

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CEO Forum 2015: Meet the Women Leaders (CEO Profiles)

This year’s CEO Forum, which took place in March in Nairobi, Kenya, marked the  fourth installment of the programme organised by AWDF’s Capacity Building unit.  Attended by  20 top and middle-level managers from various women’s… Read more

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AWDF’s 2nd Financial Management Training to take place in May 2015

SECOND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR AWDF GRANTEES KAMPALA, UGANDA 12 – 14 MAY, 2015   “I am really excited that AWDF with support from the Gates Foundation is once again able to organize this important training. Last year,… Read more

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Call for Applications: AWDF’s 2015 ‘Writing for Social Change’ Workshop for African Women

Tendai Garwe, participant from Zimbabwe, addresses other writers and audience (2014)   The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in collaboration with FEMRITE – Uganda Women Writers Association, invites African women writers and… Read more

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AWDF 2014 Writers Workshop Participant, Eunice Kilonzo, Wins ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ Award

  Eunice Kilonzo, young Kenyan journalist We are  proud to announce that Eunice Kilonzo, Kenyan journalist and another participant of AWDF’s  Women Writers Workshop held in July last year, received the 2015 ‘Young Journalist Of The… Read more

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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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Sisterhood is my Political weapon and Feminist Tool

By Moiyattu Banya It has been a year since 273 girls were reported missing in Nigeria, due to kidnappings by terrorist network Boko Haram. With heaviness in my heart I stop to reflect on the injustices women continue to face around the world,… Read more

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‘For the Chibok Sisters’

“My heart goes out to each single girl out there where we do not know. With a bowed head.” by Hilda Twongyeirwe For the Chibok Sisters It was ‘good morning’ the usual way sounded just the same full of energy of life’s promises nothing… Read more

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Bring Back Our Girls: A remembrance, by Olutimehin Adegbeye

11th April 2014 There are three days left until the first anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls, as the almost 300 young students who were kidnapped from the school where they were readying themselves for their final exams, have come… Read more

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   REGISTRATION OPEN! Third Assembly of the African Grantmakers Network: 1-3 July 2015; Arusha, Tanzania. We are pleased to inform you that REGISTRATION for the Third Assembly of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) is NOW OPEN at the… 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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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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As #CSW59 & #Beijing20 Review Come To An End, Afri-Dev & Partners Publish Special Scorecard To Promote Government Accountability On Ending Underage/Child/Forced ‘Marriage’ At An Estimated 14 Million African Girl Children A Year – Victims… Read more

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The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is inviting applications for its Twin-pack I on “Sustainable and Effective Resource Management for CSOs”, including; – Resource Mobilisation & Proposal Writing training (12 – 15 May 2015);… 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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