LFS Round 2: AWARD OF GRANTS FOR 2017-2018

AWDF is excited to announce the award of the second round of grants for “Leading from the South” for Africa and the Middle East, supporting advocacy and lobbying to advance women’s rights.

We received many exciting applications from women’s rights organisations and coalitions from across Africa and the Middle East that spanned the full range of our thematic areas, and contained innovative approaches to advocacy work. We would like to commend all eligible applicants for putting forward thorough and engaging applications. After a rigorous screening, 22 grants have been approved with grant awards totaling US $5,657,900.

See the breakdown of the Data and the full grants list below.


LFS Grantees: Round 2

Yalla Grantees

  1. Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc / Rabat, Morocco
  2. Association des Femmes Handicapées de Madagascar (AFHAM), Madagascar
  3. Institute For Social Transformation (IST), Uganda
  4. Rural Women’s Movement (RWM), South Africa

Ananse Grantees

  1. ABANTU For Development, Ghana
  2. Alliances for Africa, Nigeria
  3. Anti-Racism Movement (ARM), Lebanon
  4. EarthLore Foundation, South Africa
  5. Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya), Kenya
  6. Horizons Femmes, Cameroon
  7. Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women, Palestine
  8. The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, South Africa
  9. Womankind Kenya, Kenya
  10. Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC), Nigeria
  11. Women and Law in Southern Africa, Zambia
  12. Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe (WFOZ), Zimbabwe
  13. Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), Uganda
  14. The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), Nigeria


Pamoja Grantees

  1. Collective for Research and Training on Development Action (CRTDA), Lebanon
  2. FEMNET- The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, Kenya
  3. Women in Law and Development in Africa – Afrique de l’Ouest (WiLDAF), Togo
  4. Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), South Africa