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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: The Fund for the Advancement of Women's Rights in Francophone Africa (FADHAF)


The Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Rights in Francophone Africa (FADHAF, Fonds pour l’avancement des droits humains des femmes d’ Afrique Francophone) is a non-governmental organisation with a regional office in Cotonou, Benin. It works to strengthen Francophone women’s organizations in Africa and in the Diaspora. The Fund’s social change agenda is anchored on the defense of human rights and the promotion of gender equality as well as the advancement of women’s rights. FADHAF works to achieve this through funding and capacity building of women’s organizations in 17 Francophone African countries by addressing challenges which prevent the advancement of women’s rights in this region. The Fund is supported by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), the Global Fund for Women (GFW) and Mama Cash. This year’s FADHAF grant-making programme focuses on three priority countries: Benin, Burundi and Congo – Brazzaville. To find out more about FADHAF, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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Individual Member: Usha Dahal

Usha Dahal

Usha is a young woman from Nepal currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Public Health. She is also working as a Professional Development Director at the Rotaract Club Of Kathmandu Mid-Town and has been nominated as a Publich Health Officer for the Rota year 2014-2015. Usha involved in numerous activities related to gender equality, particularly focusing on awareness raising programs, reproductive and sexual health and rights, women’s and children’s nutrition, and advocating for women’s rights. Influenced by her mother’s dream of a society which lives according to the 50/50 principle, where both men and women enjoy equal rights, Usha dreams of a world in which women are healthy and prosperous in all their spheres of life. She is looking forward to connecting with other AWID members.

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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

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