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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 […]

Return of our Knowledge Product: Bread and Butter Series

We look to continue envisioning a future Africa that ensures women’s and girls’ sustainable livelihoods, meaningful labour, and full socio-economic autonomy. Launched by AWDF in October 2018, the Bread and Butter Series is a knowledge product that culminated from the African women’s economic futures convening held in Accra in the same year. Twenty-seven (27) activists, […]


  Author: Jessica Horn, AWDF Director of Programmes It may seem odd to be excited about a publication. However the story of the translation of the Charter of Feminist Principles for African Feminists begs recounting as a tale of inspired collective action. The Charter itself was developed by the African Feminist Forum Working Group in […]

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 […]

A Practical Handbook for Financial Management

At AWDF we believe that in order to achieve impacts towards our collective mission of advancing our women’s rights we also need to dedicate resources to help build the capacity of changemaker organisations. As a donor, AWDF aims to support best practice financial management both internally and also amongst our grantees. We acknowledge that financial […]

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 […]