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Thank you very much for helping me to renew my membership. I am very interested in the issues you are on. You are doing a great job! - Evnur Taran, Canada

I am thrilled to be part of your members!- Eva Ange Gloria Aka, Ivory Coast

AWID's Membership Values

AWID's members are diverse, dedicated to achieving gender justice, sustainable development and human rights around the world. Our shared values enable us to work together to advance women’s rights.

These values are:

Diversity: Members come from all backgrounds, beliefs, abilities and experiences. As such, openness to diversity must be an integral aspect of advancing women's rights. We believe in working together as feminists and women’s rights advocates, in learning from each other's diverse realities, and in creating just societies and healthy environments for every person.

Human rights: We will work towards the full application of the rights enshrined in CEDAW and other international laws and against fundamentalisms of all sorts that threaten these rights. Human rights must be seen as indivisible and universal. We will work towards the eradication of all discriminations based on gender, sexuality, religion, age, ability, ethnic background, nationality, class or other factors.

Autonomy: We champion a woman's right to choose her relationships, her goals, her dreams, and what she wants to do with her mind, body and spirit.

Cooperation: We work towards a world and an economic system based on social and economic justice, interdependence, solidarity and respect rather than competition and exploitation. We want a world without war and without the systems of oppression against which women and men have struggled in patriarchal societies for thousands of years.

Responsibility: In all of our work, we will strive for transparency, responsible use of our resources, fairness in our collaborations, accountability and integrity.