The International Network of Women’s Fund (INWF) is a network of independent women funds committed to expanding the resources available to women’s human rights in the global south and countries in transition. It is a membership association linking Women’s Funds to promote philanthropy with a feminist perspective. INWF currently has 45 members in 32 countries.
The mission of INWF is to strengthen the political and financial capacity of Women’s Funds to empower women and girls and redistribute resources to transform their lives and communities. INWF promotes an alternative vision for the act of “giving” based on the principles of trust and empowerment. The organizations approach to sustainability is both political and financial, and places women’s funds from various countries of the globe as a key lever for change.
The INWF has been working to ensure that the political and financial capacity of Women’s Funds is strengthened and currently has total membership of 45 Women’s Funds from 32 countries working together to empower women and contribute to the redistribution of resources to transform women’s lives and communities.
The Biennial Conference:
The Biennial Conference organized every two years conveys all members and it has become a key space for advancing the work of the network.
This years’ Biennial meeting is being hosted by the African Funds in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 15 – 17, 2012 and will host about 70 members of the network. The key objectives of the biennial conference are:
- Analyze and evaluate the work of the Network.
- Advance the Monitoring and Evaluation Research-Action Program.
- Promote the work of the regions and the members.
- Strengthen members’ alliances.
AWDF is co-sponsoring the 2012 Biennial meeting.
The biennial meeting will be preceded by the following events:
2-day Meeting of Africa funds (Nov 9 -10, 2012)
2-day Meeting Asia Funds (Nov 8 -10, 2012)
3 -day M&E meeting for all network members ( Nov. 12 -15)
Biennial meeting (Nov 15 – 17)
Contact Info INWF Mirlo No. 53
Col. El Rosedal
Coyoacan CP 04330
Mexico City, Mexico
Tel + 5255492051