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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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‘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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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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AFRICAN GRANTMAKERS  NETWORK ASSEMBLY 2015 Arusha, Tanzania 1-3 July 2015

The African Grantmakers Network (AGN) invites you to its Third Biennial Assembly to be held in Arusha, Tanzania on 1st -3rd July, 2015 and will be hosted by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and the Foundation for Civil Society… 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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