The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making organisation which supports the work of the African Women’s movement through grantmaking and technical assistance. The vision of the AWDF is for African women to live in a changed world in which transformed women can live with integrity and in peace. To realise this vision, our mission is to mobilise financial, human and material resources to support local, national and international initiatives for transformation led by African women.

AWDF’s objectives are:
• Fundraising within and outside Africa;
• Grant-making on an Africa-wide basis
• Communication, focusing on the work and achievements of African women’s organisations.
• Providing technical assistance to strengthen grantee organisations

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AWDF GRANTMAKING FOCUS AWDF funds local, national, sub-regional and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. The AWDF is an institutional capacitybuilding and programme development fund, which aims to help build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement. AWDF funds work in six thematic areas:
• Women’s Human Rights
• Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods
• Governance, Peace and Security
• Health and Reproductive Rights
• Arts, Culture and Sports

AWDF prioritises programmes, which develop and promote women’s leadership and advocacy across all these themes. These thematic areas have been chosen because they feature very highly on the agenda of the African women’s movement.

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How to Apply Please send a proposal not exceeding six pages with the following information:
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