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Reflection on my internship at AWDF

Published on 26 June 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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Reflection on my internship at AWDF

During my time here at AWDF, I have learned what it is to be a fragment within a functioning organization that has an aim to promote and create access for women within multiple facets of society. While editing various works, I have had the pleasure… Read more

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How to leverage digital technologies for fundraising success

On the 22nd of May 2014, I had the pleasure of delivering a session on ‘Leveraging digital technologies for fundraising success’ as part of Fundraising Online 2014. I shared case studies from The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, Spectra Speaks and the Korle Bu… Read more

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African Women who Rock: Princess Umul Hatiyaa Ibrahim Mahama

I was delighted to be able to interview Princess Umul Hatiyaa Ibrahim Mahama yesterday at AWDF House about her philanthropic work. This was a special delight because Hati and I go way back. We were classmates in St Mary’s Secondary School, Ghana,… Read more

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In memory of Maya Angelou

Published on 29 May 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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In memory of Maya Angelou

This article was originally written for This is Africa by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, AWDF’s Communications Specialist The single most influential writer in my life has been Maya Angelou. In many ways she is the reason why I am who I am today. Reading… Read more

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AWDF has premises available to rent

Published on 13 May 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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AWDF has premises available to rent

AWDF as part of its investment into its long term sustainability is pleased to announces the availability of premises to rent. Details are as follows: A five bedroom house located at Plot no. 78, Ambassadorial Enclave, East Legon, Accra, Ghana… Read more

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Podcast: Thokozile Makhanya of Biowatch speaks on food sovereignty, and resisting genetically modified organisms

Podcast with Thokozile Makhanya, Board Member of Biowatch a public interest organization that publicises, monitors and researches issues of genetic modification, and promotes biological diversity and sustainable livelihoods. In this podcast Thoko… 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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“We Have the Potential and We are Able”: A Chat with Grace Amenyogbeli

  I had the pleasure of sitting with Grace Amenyogbeli, the Human Resources Manager of the African Women’s Development Fund, for an insightful conversation about her work for AWDF and her personal views on feminism. Grace has been in… Read more

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A Look Back at IWD ’14 at Alliance Française

On Friday March 7, 2014 AWDF and partner, Brand Woman Africa, brought together influential African women artists, authors and musicians to honor International Women’s Day here in Accra. The evening began with a gallery opening featuring the… Read more

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Vote for AWDF in Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards!

  African Women’s Development Fund has been honored with two nominations in this year’s Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards! One for ‘Organisation with the Best Social Media Presence’ and ‘Best Organisational Blog’! As… Read more

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Creative Writing Master Class with Yewande Omotoso and Ama Ata Aidoo

On Saturday March 8th, African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) facilitated an all-day Writer’s Master Class. Critically acclaimed South African novelist Yewande Omotoso, whose debut novel Bom Boy was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times… Read more

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Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law Statement on Anti-Pornography & Anti-Homosexuality Acts

A statement from the leaders of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law: For the past few days since the Anti Homosexuality Act was signed into law, the Coalition Legal Committee has been engaged in plans for… Read more

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International Women’s Day Statement by Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda Nnabagereka

  HER ROYAL HIGHNESS SYLVIA NAGGINDA NNABAGEREKA OF BUGANDA KINGDOM MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2014, 8TH MARCH 2014 (Embargoed: Thursday 6th March 2014, at Bulange – Mengo, Kampala,… Read more

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IWD 2014: Celebrating Women, Inspiring Change!

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th to honor the progress that women across the world have made in the fight for gender equality, and to acknowledge the work that remains to be done. Women’s Day was founded by a… Read more

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AWDF x Brand Woman Africa x Alliance Française: International Women’s Day Press Event

Next Friday, March 7, AWDF and our new partner, Brand Woman Africa, will be hosting an International Women’s Day celebration at the Alliance Française d’Accra. In anticipation of this artistic adventure, the press and several artists who will… Read more

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The Refugee Law Project Releases Statement on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Refugee Law Project, a community outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University, was created in 1999 to promote the enjoyment of human rights for all refugees within Uganda. Over the years, the Refugee Law Project has established… Read more

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The Vagina Monologues – A Review

Published on 17 February 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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The Vagina Monologues – A Review

The audience erupted with laughter at the unusual sight of five women moaning and gyrating, uninhibited, on stage. “Coochie!” “Pussy!” “Twat…” These and other similar slang words bounced off of the grand walls of the National… Read more

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The Hypothetical Feminist Wedding

Published on 14 February 2014 by in AWDF Blog

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The Hypothetical Feminist Wedding

So let’s say I’m getting married. Firstly we’d have covered the bit about I’d prefer to keep my name. I’ve dated men who haven’t found this terribly bothersome and I’ve dated others who have. Someone once asked why I couldn’t… Read more

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No Longer Silent: Guerrilla Writing Against Injustice

I take for granted that ‘foreign-ness’ affords one a safety blanket not available to locals. So as they laze on the beach, she nestles her head between another’s bosom and strokes her side with her middle finger in a rather suggestive manner… Read more

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Immigrant Kid Blues: An African Woman’s Journey through Grad School

all that I ask of you is to stay past the pain for the pleasure.” – Goapele and Dwele – “You”   I remember this today, as I wind down from my full day of classes, 2 presentations, and a mandatory seminar. All week I have been… Read more

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