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Call for Consultant: E-Learning for Capacity Building

We’re looking for an African Feminist Consultant to support our virtual training. The AWDF Capacity Building Unit is seeking an expert consultant to work under the supervision of the Director of Programmes and Capacity Building team to advise on the design, structuring and delivering of online trainings. As part of this we will be taking […]

Why is Feminism Still a Hard Pill to Swallow in 2020?

  Image ©LaylaBird via Getty Written by: Jennifer Donkoh, Communications Associate, AWDF 25 years after the Beijing Platform for Action, women still live in constant fear across the African continent. Despite the signing of the peace agreement in 2018, South Sudan has one of the highest rates of sexual violence against women in the world. […]

A FLOURISH State of Mind: Healing the Healer

  I remember Hope Chigudu warmly embracing me, whispering to me these words, “It is time to let go of everything even if it’s going to hurt others…so you can heal, be free and start thinking of yourself as a person.” These words are still my guiding principles today. ~ Florence Awuor, Flourish Retreat […]

Women’s Labour Rights: Confronting the Barriers

For women in the formal labour force, there is the reality of the glass ceiling and the discriminatory requirements for moving past a certain point on the career ladder which is exacerbated by a lack of access to a broad range of job opportunities. In addition, there is the normalisation of sexual harassment in the […]

Women and Non-communicable Diseases in Africa

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—which include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health conditions—are already leading causes of death and disability for women in many countries across Africa with worrying forecasts for the future. National, regional and global attention with regards to women’s health on the continent however remains largely fixated on infectious diseases […]

Diaries of African Feminists: Building Emotional Resilience

In February of this year, AWDF held its inaugural Flourish retreat, a groundbreaking and much needed space for African feminists to rest, rejuvenate and build emotional resilience. After heading home, participants continued the work with their own energies, building ongoing sisterhood to sustain their activism. Read the stories of seven African feminists living and working […]

Surviving COVID-19: Why we need to listen to African women’s organisations

Written By : Jessica Horn As the threat of COVID19 emerged into full global view, African women’s rights organisations started to raise red flags around what effective responses needed to consider-but would likely leave out. They were prepared. Not with the practicalities of hand sanitisers, virtual work arrangements and food distribution plans, but with the […]