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Faith, Feminisms and Fundamentalisms: A Search for Balance.

International Women’s Day at AWDF has often been a day to reflect on the larger themes of the feminist movement, and promote conversations and engagement around topics that feminists around the continent are grappling with. This year, our conversation focused on Faith, Feminisms and Fundamentalisms, and examined their various points of convergence and divergence. The […]

‘Faith, Feminisms, and Fundamentalisms’: Reflections on IWD 2017

Submitted Piece by: Titilope F Ajayi In commemoration of International Women’s Day 2017 under the theme #BeBoldForChange, I was privileged to partake in a conversation entitled ‘Faith, Feminisms, and Fundamentalisms’ under the auspices of the African Women’s Development Fund. I was there as a woman, a feminist, an African, and a scholar of gender and international affairs. The […]

Recognizing Women as Custodians of Seed and Change

  In Africa, majority of the rural women work as small scale farmers who work to feed their families and the growing population. Seed for them is key and is at the heart of the African communities. As such seed diversity thus lies in their hands. Recognizing and celebrating rural women is a key thrust […]

International Women’s Day: Faith, Feminisms and Fundamentalisms

To Commemorate International Women’s Day, AWDF is hosting a conversation about the many intersections and challenges around Faith Feminisms and Fundamentalisms.  Join AWDF  in a virtual conversation on March 8th, and watch the live stream of the event from our periscope account.

Reflections on the 21st South Asian Feminist Capacity Building Course.

By : Gertrude Bibi Anoh Quarshie I am pleased to share a brief summary of the 21st South Asian Feminist Capacity Building course in Nepal hosted at the Tewa  Centre Kathmandu, Nepal which I attended. In all there were 33 participants from 12 countries; India. Pakistan. Iran, Afghanistan. Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Maldives, Australia, Nepal, Myanmar, Ghana […]

A Tribute to Buchi Emecheta

Bisi Adeleye- Fayemi penned a tribute to Buchi Emecheta, renowned African Woman Writer. To read it please click the link to The African Feminist Forum Post below. Buchi Emecheta

Call for Creative Designers: Design and Layout of AWDF’s African Feminist Futures Report

TERMS OF REFERENCE About AWDF The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is the first African-wide grant-making foundation which was established to provide grants, capacity building and technical assistance to African women’s organisations. The vision of AWDF is for African women to live in a world in which there is social justice, equality and respect for […]


New Dutch funding facility ‘Leading From the South’ open for proposals The Hague, 3 February 2017 The Netherlands has launched its ‘Leading From the South’ funding facility for women’s organizations in the Global South. This new facility supports Southern women’s organizations and networks striving for the political, social and economic empowerment of women. It will […]