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African Women Links

These sites are of interest. The Woyingi Blogger does not endorse the content of these sites. Please inform me if any of the links do not work.

Feminist Africa provides a forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent

JENDA: A Journal of Culture and African Women’s Studies

Association of African Women for Research and Development

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making foundation which supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. Through institutional capacity building and programme development, AWDF seeks to build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement.

Musow la magazine des femmes africaines, based in Mali

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE): To promote gender equity and equality in education in Africa by fostering positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls’ education.

Association of African Women Scholars

ABANTU for Development is a registered NGO established in 1991 by African women based in Europe. ABANTU exists to build the capacity of women to participate in decision-making at all levels, to influence policies from a gender perspective and to address inequalities and injustices in social relations. It is a network of people who believe that gender disparity is an injustice, contributes to poverty and is a major hindrance to development. Although ABANTU is an independent network, it forges strategic alliances with others in order to advance its cause.

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) serves as a network of young African women (25-45yrs) for professional support, advice and information, and sharing of expertise 

Center for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema

Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) Africa Website

AFRICA FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS is a campaign launched by regional and international human rights and women’s rights organisations present throughout Africa. The campaign’s aim is to call on African states to RATIFY international and regional women’s human rights protection instruments and to RESPECT them in law and practice

Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network: The Network aims to build a primary prevention movement in the Horn, East and Southern Africa – to foster a groundswell of activists and activism across the region, all seeking to create positive change. The Network seeks to facilitate community action to change the norms that perpetuate violence—thereby addressing violence before it occurs. This is done by sharing information and resources, and by facilitating communication between organizations that seek to change the underlying cause of violence.

The purpose of the FGM Education and Networking Project is the dissemination on-line and offline of material related to female genital mutilation, otherwise known as female circumcision. The Project seeks to form an online clearinghouse and a community for researchers, activists, attorneys, and health care practitioners to obtain information and network with others involved in similar projects.

Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre: Promoting a better understanding of human sexuality

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