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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: GABRIELA


GABRIELA, a national alliance of Filipino women, was founded in 1984 by 44 women’s organizations after 10,000 women took the streets to call the end of the Marcos dictatorship. The alliance works at the local, national and global spheres to rouse, organize and mobilize women to struggle for their rights, welfare, genuine freedom and democracy. Specifically, GABRIELA’s work focuses on political, economic and cultural issues affecting women, including landlessness, contractualization of labor and forced migration, corruption, foreign military and economic intervention, militarization and displacement. GABRIELA is active in demanding accountability from governments to ensure women’s rights to political and economic participation, education, health and housing services, and protection from all forms of oppression and abuse. To do this work, the alliance engages diverse and creative strategies to help educate the public in the fight to end violence against women. GABRIELA envisions a society where women are free from all forms of discrimination, oppression and exploitation. To find out more about GABRIELA, please visit their website, Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

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Individual Member: Nidhi Shendurnikar


Nidhi is from India. Currently, she is a Senior Research Fellow of the University Grants Commission, Department of Political Science at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She has also completed a certificate course in Gender Studies from the same university and is active in the Women’s Studies Research Centre including being a Guest Editor for its newsletter on Gender and Media. Since 2011, Nidhi has also engaged in Doctoral Research on “India-Pakistan Conflict Mediation and Role of the English Press and New Media.”   Open Democracy, The Alternative, and Campus Diaries, and the ‘Aman ki Asha’ peace campaign have all published articles written by her. In addition, Nidhi currently participates in the Building Peace Project (2014-15) by The Red Elephant Foundation and published several publications in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. Please visit Nidhi’s blog or to connect with her write to

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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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