Our Current Members
AWID members come from 156 countries and are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
Institutional Member: Urgent Action Fund of Latin America
Urgent Action Fund of Latin America and the Spanish Speaking Caribbean for Women’s Human Rights (UAF-LA) is a feminist organization defending the Human Rights of the diversity of women on the continent. It was founded in August, 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia.
The fund mobilizes resources through Rapid Response Grant Making (RRG) and collaborative initiatives. RRG is at the heart of the Urgent Action Fund and responds to women´s needs at crucial and strategic moments and/or when unanticipated opportunity or an unexpected threat requires immediate attention to be effective. The program works 365 days a year, and usually within a maximum of seven days.
In order to learn from the experience of hundreds of activists and their organizations who have been Rapid Response Grantees, UAF-LA coordinates a program of Systematization/Evaluation of Grant-Making, by looking at specific themes on an annual basis.
UAF-LA´s program to promote Sustainable Activism involves a series of conversations, exchanges, accompaniment, and sharing of processed information so that together we can imagine ways of living and working as committed and healthy Human Rights activists. UAF-LA dreams of a continent where conflicts are transformed peacefully; a continent that is safe, just and sustainable, and that guarantees human rights based on feminist principles. To find out more about UAF-LA, please visit their website
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Individual Member: Carole Sarkis
Carole received a Bachelor's Degree in Social and Human Sciences from Paris X University and a Master's Degree in Political Science and Nonprofit Management from Sciences Po Paris, France. Carole’s experience ranges from advising high-net worth individuals on their philanthropic initiatives, and managing programs for an international grant-making foundation, to working for Aangan, a Mumbai based child protection and child rights organization. Carol supported Aangan's expansion at the national scale, developing their partnership strategy, knowledge management and training delivery systems as well as designing an anti-violence drive across its programs. In 2012, she was selected as a Young Leader to attend the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights International Leadership Training Program in Bangkok, Thailand. And she is currently building a worldwide database of organizations focused on violence against women and girls for grant-making foundations to utilize in their work.
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“I always look forward to hearing from you and you keep me going even when things are difficult. Thanks!" – AWID Individual Member, Zimbabwe
“Many thanks for this wonderful offer. I look forward to “life as an AWID member“ which I am sure will enrich our organisation and those with whom we cooperate. And at the same time I am sure that in turn we will also be able to offer something new to the network.” – AWID Member, Croatia
“Keep up the good work!” – AWID Member, The Netherlands
“Thank you for accepting me as a member and together we will work towards a world where men and women enjoy their rights without discrimination.” – AWID Member, DRC
“Thank you for all the good things you all do.” – AWID Member, USA