What is AWID?
Welcome to AWID! The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
Increasingly diverse and global-minded in our staffing, AWID staff work out of our Toronto, Cape Town or Mexico City offices, while our translators, moderators of our e-newsletters and other staff are located everywhere from Lomé to Rosario and from Shanghai to Bangalore.
Board of Directors
AWID’s board members are drawn from a diverse constituency of policy makers, academics, researchers, activists, funders, practitioners, and business people committed to gender equality, mostly from the global South.
Initiatives and Programs
AWID’s work is structured through multi-year programs known as Strategic Initiatives. Each strategic initiative includes a range of activities from membership consultations and surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers (including targeted advocacy) to capacity building institutes, regional networking
and information dissemination.
A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more – of every age and profession – making AWID a unique global feminist association of both women and men.
AWID’s work is made possible primarily through the generosity of foundations and government agencies.
Find out how to contact AWID by post, email, telephone and fax.
Frequently asked questions about AWID.