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 feminists through Flourish Project- a three-year initiative that will strengthen feminist organising across Africa through three key interventions:
- Seedinginspiration for the growth of African feminist movements through intergenerational dialogues and documenting a generation of liberation-era feminist trailblazers;
- Grounding through a pilot model of a retreat for African feminist activists facing burnout and stress, and in need of a reflective and healing space—designed and implemented in collaboration with AIR, a network of African practitioners developing transformative feminist approaches to trauma, emotional wellbeing, and mental health
- Connectingfeminist activists to convene and grow their organising at national and community levels linked to the African Feminist Forum.
“The Flourish Project aims to do what the name suggests- refresh and tend to the vibrant movement of African feminists who have and will continue to shape the future of Africa” says Jessica Horn, Director of Programmes at AWDF. “We are excited that Novo has recognised the need to invest in the deep movement work that also needs support alongside frontline advocacy: the work of documenting and sharing our activist legacies, of finding durable ways to sustain activists working in hostile terrain, and of keeping movement strategy and base-building spaces alive”.
For more information on Radical Hope, read the Novo Foundation press release here