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Our Current Members

AWID members come from 156 countries and are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.

Institutional Member: filia

filia Meme ENG

Filia is a women’s fund in Germany. The fund works to channel financial means from German sources to women’s rights organizations in the Global South and East Europe by providing one-year, as well as multi-year grants. It was established in 2001 by women with inherited wealth who sought to foster feminist philanthropy in Germany. filia especially supports women and girls who face multiple forms of discrimination due to their gender identity, skin color, origin, disability, and/or sexual orientation. In 2012, the organization created a Girls Advisory Board to include young women in the decision making processes. This was the first ever of its kind for a foundation in Germany. Through the International Network of Women’s Funds, filia collaborates with other sister funds across the globe. To find out more about filia, please visit their websiteand Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

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Individual Member: Irene Nkrumah

Irene Nkrumah Meme ENG

Irene is from Ghana but currently resides in Canada. She will soon graduate from Sheridan College with a Diploma in Social Service Work and aims to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Ryerson University, Toronto. Before migrating to Canada, for numerous years Irene worked as a General Duty Immigration Officer with the Ghana Immigration Service. Her experience with immigrants and refugees moved her to study social service work, particularly with interest to work with these specific groups. Irene has also completed various courses on issues of domestic violence and mental health issues related to women and children, and her passion is to support women through advocacy and education in order to prevent domestic violence and poverty. She believes women should provide sustenance for each other through knowledge sharing, positive thinking and acceptance and pride of our uniqueness.

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“I always look forward to hearing from you and you keep me going even when things are difficult. Thanks!" – AWID Individual Member, Zimbabwe

“Many thanks for this wonderful offer. I look forward to “life as an AWID member“  which I am sure will enrich our organisation and those with whom we cooperate. And at the same time I am sure that in turn we will also be able to offer something new to the network.” – AWID Member, Croatia

“Keep up the good work!” – AWID Member, The Netherlands

“Thank you for accepting me as a member and together we will work towards a world where men and women enjoy their rights without discrimination.” – AWID Member, DRC

“Thank you for all the good things you all do.” – AWID Member, USA

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AWID 2012 Annual Report

Key highlights of AWID's work carried out during 2012

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