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#FacesofAdvocacy: SWID recounts the journey towards Women’s Land rights in Uganda.

Advocacy leads to transformation and Slum Women’s Initiative for Development (SWID) has demonstrated the importance of transformation on the issue of Land rights in Uganda. SWID works on a spectrum of issues: land rights, women’s rights, food security as well as environmental protection. They understand how issues of land, the environment and food are interwoven, […]

#FacesOfAdvocacy: Slum Women’s Initiative for Development pushes for Women’s Land Rights

Advocacy leads to transformation and Slum Women’s Initiative for Development (SWID) has demonstrated the importance of transformation on the issue of Land rights in Uganda. SWID works on a spectrum of issues: land rights, women’s rights, food security as well as environmental protection. They understand how issues of land, the environment and food are interwoven, […]

#FacesofAdvocacy: S.H.E creates space for those whose voices are often ignored.

Women experience marginalisation on multiple levels, but transwomen often experience added layers of marginalisation within movements, because their experience of womanhood is constantly questioned and policed. Social Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa (SHE) understands the necessity of having an organisation for women who find themselves within larger movement spaces but […]

#FacesofAdvocacy: Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust

What does it mean to truly seek justice for victims of sexual assault and abuse? What does this justice look like and who does it centre on? The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust has continually sought to answer this question and push the state to act on its commitment to survivors of Sexual offences in […]

#FacesofLeadership: Tanzanian Women’s Cross Party

  TWCP is a trailblazer in building women’s political and leadership capacities and creating spaces for women in politics. They are often consulted during high level political conversations and engage the media on policies that are gender blind. Through their efforts, TWCP has created a safe space for women politicians to interact and work with CSOs, […]

Beyond Tie Dye: Rethinking African Women’s Economies and the role of Funders.

Jessica Horn, AWDF’s Director of programs was interviewed by News Deeply! See an excerpt below-and follow the read the entire interview. Don’t talk to Jessica Horn about tie dye. The director of programs for the African Women’s Development Fund doesn’t have time for women’s advancement projects that lean on an age-old standby: artisanal crafts. “One of the most […]

Women’s Human Rights: A Look at AWDF Grant Best Practices

Within the strategic plan, AWDF prioritised issues under the WHR thematic area which included Violence against women: ending impunity, practical support to survivors of violence, Fundamentalisms: religious, cultural, political, economic, legal and social, Property rights: ownership, inheritance, access, control of assets and Citizenship. The grantee portfolio at the time included initiatives that addressed the following […]

Planting Seeds: Funding Women’s Economic Empowerment

This abridged report summarizes an evaluation of the EE&L theme. The evaluation had the objective to assess the performance of this thematic area from 2001 to 2011. The evaluation’s goal is to measure qualitative and quantitative gains in the lives of women and women’s organisations, and to examine the approach and scope of implementation. Furthermore, […]