AWDF facilitated a women’s only pre-conference session for the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights which took place in Accra, Ghana, from 8-12 February, 2016. The meeting was jointly held with Curious Minds, Ghana, which acted as secretariat and conference host for this year’s gathering. AWDF wanted to provide a safe platform for an […]
In Uganda, HIV and AIDS infection rates continue to increase in both rural and urban areas despite aggressive public awareness campaigns by both public and private institutions. This development has had a unique effect on the lives of women. With married women, for instance, the loss of a spouse often leaves them to fend for […]
Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU), a not-for-profit youth-led organisation, and a grantee of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), is running an anti-HIV stigma and discrimination project focusing specifically on young women and girls living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Dubbed “Tuli Wamu Nawe,” meaning “We are together with You”, the project aims to use peer education and training to help […]
$10,000 to provide sustainable means of generating income for women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS; support the education of OVCs and launch a campaign against gender based violence.
$15,000 to set up income generating activities for women living with HIV/AIDS.
$5,000 to purchase a fishing boat and train 20 women in fishing net and basket weaving.
$10,000 to train and support 20 peer educators to sustain HIV awareness creation and to support 20 women living with HIV supported with start-up capital and technical assistance to set up income generating activities.
$10,000 to train selected women living with HIV or caring for persons living with HIV in vegetable farming and provide them with the input to set up vegetable gardens