Among AWDF USA's accomplishments is providing, in partnership with AWDF, early support to the Liberian Women's Movement, starting with Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee's very first grant, through its work today to revive local economies throughout Liberia.
Our sister organization, AWDF USA, is working with us to raise the resources to invest in African women and women's organizations - the resources to fuel and accelerate lasting change.
As part of its Mother Africa Campaign, AWDF USA is organizing events throughout the country to highlight its work and convene Americans who want to support a new way for the continent.
th] AWDF USA's Minnesota Network is convening a Pan-African Women's Film Forum with St.
th] Seattle will host AWDF USA's first-ever Africa Donors Forum with keynote speaker, Naomi Tutu, human rights activist and daughter of South Africa's Desmond Tutu.
About AWDF USA AWDF USA is a US-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works nationally to promote increased understanding, financial and other support in the United States for effective development initiatives and organizations led by African women.
We then decided to come together to start the AWDF instead of running separate initiatives.
Since its launch, the AWDF has raised US$2m in grants and pledges to promote organisations working for women's rights in Africa for the next three years.
Organisarions that have benefitted from the AWDF include: The Ark Foundation of Ghana ($20,000) for a women's leadership, advocacy and human rights project; Femme de Demain (Woman of Tomorrow) in Togo for a micro-credit programme; the Benishyaka Association in Rwanda ($8,000) for the expansion of a grain milling project for 210 widows in the Bugesera region; the Soroti Women Entrepreneurs Association in Uganda ($10,000) for an economic empowerment project.