African Women's Leadership Organizations

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African Women’s Development Fund
AWDF is a grant-making foundation that supports local, national and regional women’s organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and realization of their rights.

Contact: Plot Number 78, AWDF House, Ambassadorial Enclave East Legon, Accra, Ghana;; +233-28966-9666

Akina Mama wa Afrika
AMwA is an international, pan-African, non-governmental development organization for African women. It creates a space for African women to organize, and build links with African women active in the areas of their own development.

Contact: Plot 30 Bukoto Street, Kamwokya. P.O Box 24130 Kampala, Uganda;; +256-41454-3681

BAOBAB for Women Human’s Rights
BAOBAB works to promote and protect women’s human rights principally via improving knowledge, exercise and development of rights under religious, customary and statutory laws.

Contact: BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights, Ernest Omoregie, Agbonyi Road, Lagoon Estate, Ogudu Ori-Oke, Ojota, Lagos, Nigeria; P. O. Box 73630, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria;; 234-1474-7931

Femmes Africa Solidarite
Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) is an international non-governmental organization that works to promote and strengthen the role of African women in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts.

Contact: International Secretariat, 8 Rue du Vieux-Billard, P.O. Box 5037, 1211 Geneva 11 – Switzerland; 00-41-22-328-8050;

Mano River Women’s Peace Network
The Mano River Women’s Peace Network is an organization with a mission to advocate for and promote at all decision-making levels the involvement of women and youth in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict in the Mano River sub-region, throughout Africa, and the world.

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa strives to engage, inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents. Moremi Initiative is a non-profit organization based in Nigeria and the United States and operating throughout Africa.

Contact: 3340 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1780 Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30305; 917-327-5235;