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Activity Report 2016: Weaving African Feminist Futures

Weaving African Feminist Futures Since 2001, AWDF has made huge strides in transforming the lives of African Women through our grantmaking and capacity building initiatives. In 2016, we awarded a total of US$1,014,100 in grants to 87 women’s organisations in 17 countries across Africa. For more information, please read our 2016 Activity Report. Click here […]

Solidarity in word and deed: Translating the African Feminist Charter

Author: Jessica Horn, AWDF Director of Programmes It may seem odd to be excited about a publication. However the story of the translation of the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists begs recounting as a tale of inspired collective action. The Charter itself was developed by the African Feminist Forum Working Group in 2006 […]

Grantee Highlight: SAYWHAT Shares New Documentary on the SRHR Defenders Program in Zimbabwe

As dialogues surrounding sexual and reproductive health take a more visible place on university campuses, young people around the world, particularly young women, have worked towards inciting meaningful discussions and solutions to the challenges they face. In the African context, this conversation manifests in the organisation of innovative programs such as the “Reproductive Health Rights […]

Grantee Highlight: Sowing Seeds of Progress with the Surplus People’s Project

At the Ithemba informal farming area in Eesteriver in the Western Cape of South Africa, small food gardens, livestock projects with chickens, pigs and goats bear testimony to the “Women Organising for Social Justice” project more than a year after its conclusion. Project participants at the Ithemba farm tell stories of how they have steadily […]