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AWDF Job Vacancy: Communications and Fundraising Specialist

Background The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), an Africa wide women’s rights grant making foundation based in Accra, Ghana requires the services of a Communications and Fundraising Specialist who will work within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. Job Summary The post holder will be responsible for managing the diverse communications needs of the […]

Report: The 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF)

In September 2013, the African Women’s Development Fund convened the 2nd African Women in Film Forum (AWIFF) in Accra, Ghana. This event brought together film makers, producers, writers and content creators together around the theme, ‘Creating Compelling Social Justice Content for Film and Television’. This 2nd AWIFF focused on storytelling as a way to foreground […]

African Women Writers: Introducing the class of #AWW14

In July of this year, AWDF in partnership with the Ugandan Women Writers Association held a 10 day residential writers workshop led by Yewande Omotoso and Mamle Kabu. The workshop brought together 26 African women writers from 10 African countries. During the period, the writers honed skills, learnt new tips and techniques, and perhaps most […]

You have to be a selfish woman

Ma’ami, you would love these women. Maybe not at first, maybe not all at once, but oh, you would love them. They would speak to your heart and the things you wouldn’t say couldn’t say? Like “maybe I should have left my husband.” Maybe I should have loved myself enough To say, out loud, because […]