Website and Email Interruption

Due to unforeseen challenges our website was down for a period, from the afternoon of Wednesday 28th November till the evening of Thursday 29th November. We would like to apologise to all concerned for the interruption in service, and for any inconveniences that may have been caused. Our email server was also down for a […]

16 Days of Hope

By Nana Akosua Hanson Imagine this: You are walking through a busy street and everybody keeps grabbing at your body parts. You speak up, but you are shut down. You have no right to open your mouth, they say. They grab you some more. Your body is in pain, so you are in pain. It […]

CEO Forum Report: The Grand Finale

Feminist organisations have been at the forefront of women’s and girl’s rights advocacy and action across Africa and the Middle East. Often working in challenging socio -economic and political contexts with limited organisational capacity and ever-increasing demands, women’s organisations help bridge the public service delivery gap, while redefining conventional ideas and practices on the rights […]

Is internet space feminist enough?

By Ablodegbo Ameyo Savi Dekoleadenu 8/11/2018 The internet holds huge potential for political transformation and liberation. It is a platform that provides a variety of information and communications facilities that can be harnessed to build political coalitions. Globally, the use of internet is on the rise. In Africa, for instance, internet usage is fast growing […]

Workplace Giving – an opportunity to take action

by Gertrude Bibi Annoh Quarshie “Giving”- in its purest form includes using our hearts, our minds, our talents and other resources in ways that enrich the lives of all people whether poor or rich. It is simply being conscious about the problems around us and taking purposeful action to solve those problems. “Giving” is a […]

Launch: The Bread and Butter Series

From September 13th – 15th, 2018, AWDF convened 27 activists, academics, development workers and knowledge producers to strategise and prioritise African women’s economic futures. This convening culminated from AWDF’s fourth strategic plan Shaping the Future, and the accompanying Futures Trends Analysis Report which highlighted the socio-economic implications of anticipated trends in Africa for women and […]

VACANCY: Human Resources and Administration Manager

AWDF is looking for a Human Resources Manager. The candidate will be responsible for leading, planning and managing the Human Resources and Administration function of the organisation through the design, development and alignment of policies, procedures, systems and controls guiding critical human resources interventions, applications and outcomes. Working with the Director of Operations and staff […]

The Leadership and Governance Programme: Feminist Leadership in Practice

A chapter closes as the well acclaimed CEO Forum of the AWDF Leadership and Governance Capacity building Programme draws to an end in its final convening held in Accra from 4th till 6th October 2018. The Leadership and Governance Programme of AWDF has been an integral part of our grantmaking process for the past 4 […]

CEO FORUM: An exciting first chapter comes to a close!

The African Women’s Development Fund believes that feminism is a strong backbone for any women’s organisation just as networking is key to movement building. Our coaching programme has always reflected this belief in the tenacity and ingenuity of African women and our grantees to take tiny seeds and grow them into mighty trees. The Manda […]