Our work

Since 2001, the AWDF has been working for, by, and with African women to promote, support and amplify African women’s organising.

Every year, the AWDF makes grants to over 100 groups, organisations and institutions that share our passion for supporting the rights of African women. In the last 16 years, the AWDF has provided more than 34 million dollars to over 1,300 women-led organisations in 43 African countries and 2 in the Middle East.

To make this possible, the AWDF draws resources from individuals, corporations, foundations and governments. Then, we provide financial and capacity-building support to women’s organisations across Africa.




Capacity Building Programme

AWDF’s capacity building programme provides technical skills and trainings aimed at developing and strengthening grantees’ organisations and their work. We believe in helping build our grantees in various capacities and resourcing them past finances. Building stronger grantees builds a stronger AWDF.

Below are some of the programmes we offer: