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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: Public Health Uganda tackles HIV/AIDS, on all fronts.

  Today, a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS no longer means a death sentence. For many women, however, the situation can quickly turn into one. While many constraints to accessing affordable medication exist, there are other complex factors at hand. Even with the right medication, the stigma, discrimination and injustice surrounding the illness can easily erase promise […]

Grantee Highlight: Wealth for Smallholder Women Peanut Farmers in Muwena

Women smallholder farmers comprise an average of 43 percent of the agricultural labour force of developing countries. In Africa in particular, many communities depend on women to grow most of the food they eat, yet they continue struggle with lack of access to capital, land, agricultural inputs, tools and technology needed to move up to large […]