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Get to know AWID’s plan to Co-Create Feminist Realities

In 2018, we are excited to embark on a new five-year plan to Co-create Feminist Realities, and we are proud to share what we believe is a bold and meaningful agenda for action.


In this video, our Co-Executive Directors describe “feminist realities” as the ways in which we are putting our feminisms into practice.


Over the past 35 years, AWID has contributed to building a robust ecosystem of global feminist movements.

These movements are confronted by rising corporate power, religious fundamentalisms, colonial violence, fascism, and other systems of oppression that threaten the survival of movements and communities around the world, including historically oppressed groups, such as women, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQI people, disabled people, sex workers and indigenous communities, among others.

"The context has changed hugely, but many of the issues are the same. At the foundation of our work is how patriarchy plays out, and how those are very much present. We are seeing the impact of religious fundamentalisms, the impact of unfettered corporate power."  - Cindy Clark

As a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organization, we are committed to support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities.

We aim to achieve our mission by centering our work around four intersecting Initiatives:

  • Advancing Universal Rights and Justice
  • Building Feminist Economies
  • Resourcing Feminist Movements
  • Co-Creating Feminist Realities

Learn more about our priorities

What are “feminist realities”?

In 2016, AWID held its 13th international Forum in Bahia, Brazil, a historic gathering which brought together movements to strategize, build alliances, and generate much-needed conversations on how to expand solidarity and joint action.

We carried over the spirit of these conversations into a year-long reflection on a new strategy.

It has come to this: A recognition that we need to challenge and delegitimize the influence of anti-rights actors and agendas, and strengthen feminist movements by co-creating, advancing, and amplifying feminist realities. These five years will be marked by this political response.

"As feminists, we are building those realities in our homes, in our factories, in our schools, in the ways in which we are relating with one another. And those realities are the things that as AWID we would like to uplift, unearth, amplify in this strategic period." - Hakima Abbas

By the time we reach the end of our five-year plan, we aim to:

  • strengthen feminist movements so that they thrive
  • support feminist movements to disrupt and delegitimize the influence of anti-rights forces
  • amplify feminist realities, proposals and narratives so that they flourish

Learn more about our mission


Read our 2018-2022 Strategic plan

Are you as excited as we are? Sign up to join us on this journey to co-create feminist realities.

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