A strengthened approach to membership
As of today, we are excited to offer our members a more open and flexible way to be part of a worldwide feminist community, and contribute to building collective power across movements, based on principles of global solidarity.
Our new membership approach includes:
A new sign-up and renewal system, strengthening relationship with our members
Changes to the length of membership, rooted in solidarity and sustainability
Updated member values and new community guidelines, to co-create a safe space together.
Find out more below!
A new sign-up and renewal system: moving to a Contribute What You Can (CWYC) model!
Becoming an AWID member just got easier! As of today, whether you are signing up for the first time or renewing your membership, you can decide the way you want to contribute to the movement: choose from a menu of options the actions you are willing to take (solidarity actions, knowledge production and dissemination, etc.) as well as your choice of a flexible monetary contribution.
There is one exception for organisational members, where we are asking organisations with an annual budget of over $1 million US to make a monetary contribution of at least $100 US on an annual basis.
Take a look at the new sign-up form!
Changes to the length of membership: longer membership terms
In order to create a stronger and more sustainable member community, you will now need to renew your membership only every 5 years (instead of 1, 2 or 3 years previously) with the option to withdraw your AWID membership anytime you wish.
Formal renewals will be sent every 5 years. In between terms, we will continue to share plenty of opportunities to engage with and contribute to.
Updated member values and new community guidelines: co-creating welcoming and safe spaces
At AWID, we are dedicated to creating and protecting safe and supportive spaces for our communities both online and in person. We also consider that safe and welcoming spaces are co-owned and co-created.
As such, we expect our members to:
- act in a manner that is consistent with AWID’s values
- assume collective responsibility to ensure an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity
Read the updated AWID’s values and Community Guidelines
Check out more member updates!
In addition, we have also updated the member space on our website. So if you haven’t yet, check out the following:
Our current members: AWID currently has over 6,000 members, individual and organisational, from over 180 countries. Find out who they are, where they come from, and what they have to say!
Meet our current embers
Why join: Your activist friends, networks and allies are interested in joining as well? Share these "Reason why" with them
And as always, you can connect with other members via our online community space (members only) by:
- Using our discussion forum to meet and greet other members
- Browsing the member directory to search, find and reach out to other members directly in your region
We are excited to be making those changes with you!
For any questions about membership, please use our contact form to reach out to our team.
Not an AWID member yet? Join us today!