We wish to recognize the following organizations who currently support AWID's work financially:
Cordaid combines more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. We are one of the biggest international development organizations with a network of almost a thousand partner organizations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Established in 1936, the foundation is an independent, global organization with a legacy of commitment to innovative leaders on the frontlines of social change. For over half a century, the goals of the Ford Foundation have been to: Strengthen democratic values, Reduce poverty and injustice, Promote international cooperation and Advance human achievement.
The Global Fund for Women is a publicly supported grantmaking foundation that advances human rights by investing in women-led organizations worldwide. Our international network of women and men mobilizes financial resources to support women’s contributions to social justice, equality and peace.
Hivos (the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation) is a Dutch non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. A number of its core values are human dignity and self determination, an aversion to dogmas and totalitarian regimes, and a sense of mutual solidarity. The organization is committed to poor and marginalised peoples in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It strives for the long-term improvement of their circumstances and for the empowerment of women in particular.
Levi Strauss Foundation drives pioneering change by funding programs that push the frontiers of possibility around the world. Established in 1952, the Levi Strauss Foundation is an independent private foundation that is grounded in pioneering legacy and enduring values of Levi Strauss & Co.: originality, integrity, empathy and courage. The Levi Strauss Foundation advances the human rights and well-being of underserved people touched by our business by taking courageous risks, supporting innovative community partnerships, and promoting the practice of good corporate citizenship.
Mama Cash is the oldest international women's fund - established in the Netherlands in 1983. She supports pioneering and innovative women's initiatives around the world, because she believes that social change starts with women and girls. In the last ten years Mama Cash has awarded nearly €19,000,000 to advance women and girls’ human rights. She is active in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
MDG3 Fund (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
The Dutch government is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The MDG3 Fund invests in projects that promote equal rights and opportunities for women and girls. The Fund supports 45 projects worldwide, with initially €70 million to be distributed between 2008 and 2011.
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad's strategy towards 2010 states that Norad: 1) aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination of the results of Norwegian development cooperation, jointly with partners in Norway, developing countries and the international community. 2) will ensure that the goals of Norway's development policy are achieved by providing advice and support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign service missions. 3) will administer the agency's grant schemes so that development assistance provided through Norwegian and international partners contributes effectively to poverty reduction
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.
Oxfam Novib, a member of Oxfam International, an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.
Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. Sida is organized in nine departments.