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AWDF launches the Flourish Project with support from NoVo’s Radical Hope Fund

AWDF is thrilled to have been selected for support under the NoVo Foundation’s Radical Hope fund- a bold and imaginative initiative that seeks to support efforts focused on nurturing the movements we need and deepening our collective ability to build a more just and balanced world. We are looking to re-inspire radical hope amongst African […]

Updated AWDF Privacy Policy

We’ve updated our Privacy Policy for GDPR compliance. This means that we will include an opt-out mechanism anytime we send you material, and always notify you whenever we revise the policy. To read the full Privacy Policy, please click here

VACANCY: Programme Officer: Catalytic Initiatives

Are you passionate about women’s rights in Africa, excited about African feminism, and embrace African women’s diversities? Do you have experience of implementing programmes aimed at movement building, encouraging innovation? Are you ready to contribute to developing cutting-edge programming in women’s rights around feminist movement building, activist well-being and artivism/ arts, culture and tech for […]

#FacesofTransformation: The Bear Foundation tackles Gender Based Violence

The Bear Foundation (TBF) was formed in 2011 to help survivors of violence build their confidence and realise their self-worth. It is an organisation born out of the personal struggle of the Executive Director of the Bear Foundation, Nomzamo Gcwensa, (TBF) who survived an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. She felt the need to help […]

Theo Sowa named among 100 most influential in global gender policy

In recognition of her contribution to shaping gender policy around the world, AWDF CEO Theo Sowa has been listed among the top 100 influencers of global policy. Apolitical, a global platform for public servants and policymakers to stay informed about policy and the public service, announced its compilation of the 100 most influential people in […]

Women’s rights movements get a boost from Canadian Government

A new $300 Million dollar Equality Funding initiative launched by Canada on 24 May 2018, aims to be a self generating fund for women’s movements. This new approach presents the possibility of continuous flexible funding for women’s movements and is the result of sustained advocacy by feminists who pushed for resources for women’s organisations because […]

#FacesofTransformation: TGNP Mtandao builds movements from the ground up.

To achieve true gender parity and transformation requires changing not just the law, but the hearts and the minds of the people within that community. TGNP Mtandao works to transform and inform its stakeholders and Tanzanians at large about the rights of women, as well as engaging women to know and champion their own rights. […]

#FacesofAdvocacy: Gender Links presses for Affirmative action to become a reality

For change to be reflective of the people, government and those who contribute to it should be representative of its population. Gender links and their innate belief in this idea, continue to press for a more representative government by working to ensure the adoption of affirmative action in both local and national governance structures within […]

Call for Consultant: AWDF Communications Audit

Over the past 16 years, AWDF has increased the scope of its work (grantmaking, capacity building, advocacy and fundraising) within its mandate. As the programmes and the income of the organisation grows, the communications function becomes ever more vital. Additionally, the role, methodologies and visions of communications in the human rights field has developed dramatically over […]