Grantee name: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Mission: 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. 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. AWID’s mission is to be a driving force within the global community of feminist and women’s rights activists, organizations and movements, strengthening our collective voice, influencing and transforming structures of power and decision-making and advancing human rights, gender justice and environmental sustainability worldwide.
Location: Global network
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/ForumAWID
Channel Grants: In 2015 Channel made a grant to AWID for the purposes of supporting the Access Fund for the 13th International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development: “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” scheduled to take place September 8-11, 2016 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. (2015)
Also in 2015 Channel made a grant to AWID for the purposes of supporting the meeting of an emerging women human rights defender (WHRD) network in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The WHRD MENA Coalition was formally established in March 2015 and is currently operating from Beirut, Lebanon representing a wide network of women human rights defenders in the MENA region. Sawt Al Niswa, the lead organization handling the Coalition’s affairs, has its own website which can be reached here. (2015)
In 2014 Channel made a grant to AWID for the purposes of supporting an action research project investigating Where is the Money for Indigenous Women’s Rights? The 2014 research project (undertaken in conjunction with FIMI, INWF, and IFIP) is part of a larger project on mobilizing resources for Indigenous Women’s Rights that will include an Indigenous Women’s Resource Mobilization Hub to take place during the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy, Sept. 24-26, 2014 in New York City. (2014)
In 2013 Channel made a grant to AWID for the purposes of supporting the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative meeting, Violence Against Women Human Rights Defenders in Mesoamerica: Dialogue on Effective Strategies and Financial Sustainability, scheduled to take place Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. (2013)
In 2012 Channel made a grant to AWID for the purposes of supporting the 2012 Forum Innovation Seed Grants Program to support, with small $5,000 grants, original projects born at the 2012 Forum inspired by its theme: Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice. AWID selected 24 winning projects to implement initiatives for transforming economic power. (2012)
In 2011 Channel made a grant to AWID for the purposes of supporting the travel and participation costs of several women’s rights activists to take part in the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development: “Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice," April 19-22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.
This contribution was dedicated to the Access Fund which was intended to facilitate the participation of diverse grassroots women leaders and activists from various social movements all over the world at the AWID Forum. (2011)
Recordings of the Forum plenaries in multiple languages can be found on the site of the Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE).
Research: AWID's groundbreaking multi-year initiative, Where is the Money for Women's Rights?, pulls together data and analysis that deeply inform the fields of women's human rights and that of philanthropy.