School children in the Guinean capital Conakry. Photo credit: Ruth McDowall
Adama Diallo, a fruit seller with her children in Conakry, Guinea. Today, Jan 14 2016 the World Health organization declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, marking a brighter future for women like Diallo and her children. Click on photo to read more. Photo credit Ruth McDowall
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#OrangeTheWorld. 16 Days Of Activism: November 25 - December 10 2015
#OrangeTheWorld. 16 Days Of Activism: World AIDS Day, December 1st
16 Days Of Activism: November 25 - December 10 2015
AWDF sends a solidarity message to #MarchaDasMulheresNegras [Black Women's March] taking place in Brazil, November 18th 2015
Commemorating the Day of the Girl, October 11th 2015.
AWDF SPECIAL FOCUS: EBOLA AND WOMEN 14-30 September, 2015
Click here for the 2015 calls for proposals for our World AIDS Day, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence & Main Grants.
Second African Women Writers Workshop: Kampala, Uganda, July 27-Aug 5, 2015
Participants of AWDF's Second African Women Writers Workshop visit a market Kampala, Uganda, July-Aug 2015
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Speaking at the Third AGN Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania, July 2015
Nana Asantewa Afadzinu of West African Civil Society Institute (WACSI)
at the Third AGN Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania, July 2015
Yvonne Chaka Chaka with an Attendee during a Plenary at the Third African Grantmakers Network Assembly, in Arusha, July 2015
Over the years AWDF has provided more than $26 million to over 1,200 women-led organisations in 42 African countries.
One of our partners - The Bonzali Women's Group in Northern Ghana
Adamu Abdallah, Chair Person of the Association of Mothers of Children with Disabilities in Northern Ghana
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grantmaking foundation that supports local, national and regional women’s organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realization of their rights.