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Grantee Recognition Survey Report: 2017

AWDF’s Grantees Recognition Survey forms part of its monitoring, evaluation and learning instruments used to access and ascertain the profound impact grantees are making in the lives of women and the continent at large. The survey showcases the recognition/awards received by AWDF’s grantees and also highlights the role AWDF played. With a mandate to fund […]

Capacity Building in Practice: Updated manuals and handbooks

In line with our objective of sharing knowledge, AWDF regularly makes available resources and material aimed at building the capacity of our grantees and of our partners in general. The African Women’s Development Fund believes that resourcing the work of transformative women on the continent means more than disbursing grants. It means actively responding […]

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi appointed Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the African Leadership Centre in the School of Global Affairs, King’s College London

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, co founder of the African Women’s Development Fund, has been appointed as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the African Leadership Centre in the School of Global Affairs, King’s College London in 2017. She is one of the three Co-Founders of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and served as the first Executive […]

CEO FORUM: Setting the Foundation for an Exciting two years!

The Manda coaching program is an opportunity for young women in second level leadership to come together and learn from and with each other. On 11th October, the 4th CEO Forum was held in Accra, Ghana and brought together young leaders from across the continent whose organisations are making positive changes within their communities. Le […]

ECOWAS Court makes first pronouncement on Maputo Protocol: Rules in favour of plaintiffs in case of Dorothy Njemanze & 3 Ors V Federal Republic of Nigeria

The ECOWAS Court today, 12 Octobre 2017, delivered its judgment in the case between Dorothy Njemanze and 3 others v The Federal Republic of Nigeria. The case centered on the violent, cruel, inhuman, degrading and discriminatory treatment the Plaintiffs suffered at the hands of law enforcement agents in Abuja Nigeria. The women by name, Dorothy […]

Rita Nketiah

Rita Nketiah is a second-generation Ghanaian-Canadian currently completing her PhD research in Critical Human Geography at York University, with a focus on second-generation immigrant transnationalism among young adults of Ghanaian origin. She completed two previous degrees (Honours Bachelors and Masters) in Women and Gender Studies from Western University and the University of Toronto, respectively. Rita is currently an advisory […]

AWDF mourns Marren Akatsa Bukachi: a feminist, a sister and a friend.

Her active role in the African Feminist Forum and Ugandan feminist forum helped shape both of these spaces. She was a constant voice for progression, and knew that the future of the feminist movement relied on inclusion. Marren was the Executive Director of the Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), […]

Resource Centre Day: African Feminists Doing Research

Are you interested in learning more about African feminist theories? Do you want to learn how to be a feminist researcher? Do you want to know more about how to use Wikipedia to tell African women’s stories? Join the AWDF staff for an afternoon of trainings, conversations and deep critical thinking about African feminist theory […]