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2020 Grantee Recognition Survey

As a feminist organisation, AWDF continuously strives to support the growth and long-term sustainability of women-led organisations. Since 2013, we have been conducting grantees Recognition surveys annually to identify achievements and recognition of grantees we have supported two years prior to the survey. This is part of our monitoring, evaluation and learning activities. The 2020 […]

Grantee Profile: 1-in-9 Campaign – Renewed Focus on the Other Eight

The year was 2006. HIV-activist Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, known to the public only as Khwezi, faced off against Jacob Zuma, then the deputy-president of South Africa, in court. She had accused him of rape. She stood her ground amidst death threats from Zuma’s supporters, harassment from the ANC Women’s League and widespread torment from the […]

Grantee Profile: Gender Links – Don’t Get Angry, Get Smart

Gender Links – for equality and justice From the outside, the unassuming red-brick house in Johannesburg’s southern suburbs does not look like much. From the street, it would be near impossible to guess that these are the offices of one of Southern Africa’s leading women’s rights organisations. Gender Links is a small organisation with a […]

AWDF Grantee Recognition Survey 2019

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a Pan-African grant making organisation that funds local, national and regional autonomous women’s rights organisations in Africa and the Middle East, that are working towards the promotion and realisation African Women’s Rights. Since the beginning of its operation in 2001, AWDF has awarded grants and provided technical support to […]

Preventing Violence against Women: A Primer for African Women’s Organisations

Why this primer? This primer provides an overview of key terms, trends, approaches, and evidence used to frame violence against women (VAW) prevention programming. It is designed to strengthen programming, advocacy, and research for evidence-based violence against women prevention in Africa. We hope that it will both contribute to individual learning and promote collective knowledge […]

Bread and Butter #2: Advancing Resources for Rural Women Farmers

  From 13-15 September 2018, the African Women’s Development Fund convened activists, scholars, researchers and policymakers to build a thoughtful, progressive and transformative vision for the Future of African Women and the Economy under AWDF’s Economic Justice and Security thematic area. This convening investigated the various ways that African feminists are engaged in critique, analysis […]

The Bread and Butter Series: Growth for Whom? A Pan African Feminist Reflection on Macro Level Economic Policies

    The first article in our Bread and Butter series was written by Crystal Simeoni from the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), convenors of the African Feminist Macroeconomics Academy. The article provides a feminist reflection on current neoliberal macro level economic policies in Africa and how they affect women’s lives. The writer argues that current […]