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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: Sanayee Development Organization (SDO)

SDO Meme

Sanayee Development Organization (SDO) was founded in 1990 in Afghanistan. Predominantly, the organization supports the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in rural areas of the country. SDO focuses its work on education, community development and health, and peacebuilding. In 1998, they started a peacebuilding program that utilizes sustainable and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding. Their work in this area focuses on developing local grassroots structures in order to establish non-violent resolutions to local conflicts. This program made SDO one of the leading peace and development organizations in Afghanistan. To find out more about SDO, please visit their website and Facebook page. 

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Individual Member: Sandhya Sitoula

Sandhya S Meme

Sandhya is from Nepal. She holds an LL.B and a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Gender Justice from the Kathmandu School of Law. From 2013-2014, Sanhdhya was selected as a Humphrey Fulbright Fellow which enabled her to study Trafficking in Persons, Prevention and Policy at the University of Minnesota. At the professional level, her work predominantly includes supporting survivors of human trafficking and those facing other forms of gender based violence. Specifically, Sandhya represents them in courts to ensure their right to access to justice and a fair trial. She is also engaged in campaigning for a provision wherein children are able to obtain citizenship through their mothers which is currently still a rare practice in Nepal. She believes in “zero tolerance” with regards to violence against women and aspires to makes this credo a reality.

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Forum 2008 Speakerphone

“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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