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									AWDF and SRHR
February 2010




     Roselynn Musa
Introduction
 Grant-making initiative, to support the work
  of the African women‟s movement.
 Established in 2001
 GA to date amounting to over $11m to over
  700 groups in 41 countries
 Provides CB and TA to grantees.
 Innovative and leading grant- making
  foundation working to advance the rights of
  African women through RB.
    Thematic Areas

 Economic    Empowerment
 Peace Building
 Political Participation
 Women‟s Human Rights
 Health and Reproductive Rights
 HIV&AIDS
       AWDF

   Funds programs in advocacy for the
    implementation of commitments made at key
    international meetings such as the ICPD, 1994;
    The BPA, 1995; The MDGs and The Protocol
    ETC.
AWDF Highlights

   Co-convening a movement building workshop for HIV
    Positive leaders in West Africa with Action Aid

   The Advance Family Planning (AFP) initiative, mobilize women
    as change agents legal/policy reform and dev of safe and
    accessible FP services.

   The 13 Campaign
Overview of AWDF’s Grantmaking Programs

AWDF’s grantmaking is structured into three areas as
 follows:

   Thematic Program Areas (Main grants, Small grants, HIV
    Fund, etc)

   Capacity Building Unit (Grantmaking, convening, skills
    building, knowledge management, etc)

   Movement Building Program (AFF, Solidarity Fund, Legacy
    Fund, Seizing the Moment Fund)
Grant making Programs -2009

  Supporting    work around new forms of violence
   against women
  Small women‟s organisations, particularly in rural
   areas
  Test case litigation
  Strengthening regional advocacy efforts
  Programs targeting young women, with a focus on
   initiatives led by them.
  Work on women‟s sexual and reproductive rights
  Support for LGBTI work and sex workers
  Peace building and security issues
  Economic rights, trade issues, etc
Egs of SRHR support
 TOT to combat FGM and Togo and Tnz:
 TWG for awareness creation on GBV under
  the SOA .
 GPI for the completion of a national
  headquarters and publication of sexuality
  education series for young people.
Success Story
 GPI- incorporating some aspects of the
  recommendations in the curriculum of the
  state ministry of Education for SS Students
 started sexuality education in the six newly
  created Universal Basic Education Schools.
 More young people have started to cultivate
  the habit of reading to acquire knowledge on
  reproductive health issues.
     WITH
 Funding esp for SRHR been decreasing over
  the past ten years -AWID‟s Fundher action-
  research reports “WitM for WR?”
 New opportunities to tap into increased pools
  of money such as an increase in ODA, and
  special funds such as the Global Fund
 Opportunities AE and FfD
   Bilateral and multilateral development
    agencies are the biggest source of funds,
    but the gender mainstreaming agenda has
    often led to policy evaporation, resulting
    in diminished returns for women on the
    ground.
Challenges in Accessing Funding for Women‟s
SRHR

  Ever increasing demands on grantmaking and
   capacity building program
  Strengthening individual giving esp towards
   SRHR
  Shift in donor focus
  One off funding
  Misconception about role of donors
  Unstable funding base
  Lack of friendly environment
Challenges (CONT)
   M and E and demonstrating impact
   Most of the things we are trying to respond to are
    long- term
   Challenges of regional infrastructural – travel,
    banking etc, which push costs
   We work with many small organisations which need
    a great deal of support and mentoring
   In light of the current economic crisis, which
    thematic areas do we prioritise over others in the
    next three years?
     Conclusion
 Donors to have an ear for women‟s issues and
  to show more interest in social justice than in
  activities that do not promote GE
 WR orgs to tap into the culture of social
  change philanthropy and make the case for
  giving for women‟s rights work.
 To do this, they must address the negative
  perceptions about NGOs (corrupt, imported
  agendas or lack accountability.
Sources

 website www.awdf.org
 AWID Report on „WITMR‟
 AWDF Report on “WITMR workshop,
  November 2007, Johannesburg, S. A
 www.un.org/womenwatch/daw

								
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