AWDF Call For Proposals: World Aids Day 2018

Grants Opportunities
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The vision of AWDF is to have a world where all African women live in peace, with dignity and justice and where there are equality and respect for women’s rights. Their mission is to mobilize financial, human and material resources to support initiatives for transformation led by African women, women’s rights organizations and African women’s movements.

For World AIDS Day 2018, AWDF is awarding grants to African women’s organizations and groups to support activities addressing the impact of HIV and AIDS across women’s life cycles. We encourage applications addressing HIV and AIDS with a focus on young women and or older African women as well as on inter-generational exchange and mobilizing.


They encourage innovative projects that will involve young women and older women in their design and lead implementation. We also would prioritize activities that focus on inter-generational exchange and mobilizing to address HIV and AIDS issues.

They particularly welcome applications from organizations of women living with HIV and AIDS, organizations led by women living with HIV and AIDS and from young women’s groups.

AWDF encourages innovation- so do send in your creative ideas! Projects may include activities that:

  • Address the interrelation between violence and HIV and AIDS across women’s lifecycles
  • Build the confidence of young women to negotiate for safer sex
  • Increase young women’s knowledge to take preventive measures against HIV and AIDS infection and reinfection
  • Sets the agenda for addressing the drivers causing HIV and AIDS infection among young people
  • Promote HIV and AIDS programming for older women
  • Educate older women living with HIV and AIDS and the community on aging with HIV and AIDS
  • Encourage young women and older women to take leadership in HIV and AIDS issues
  • Hold duty bearers accountable for addressing HIV and AIDS issues
  • Promote intergenerational dialogues between young and older women living with HIV and AIDS
  • Use technology, arts, culture, and sports to create awareness about HIV and AIDS issues


About the grants: The WAD programme provides a maximum grant of US$2000 to women’s organizations. The activities must promote women’s rights and involve women in planning and leadership of activities.

Nationalities Eligible: African Countries


Applicant Organisation:

  • Must have been in existence for at least 3 years
  • Must be duly registered, at least with its local government structure
  • Must be led by a woman and have a focus on Women’s Rights
  • Must have the needed organizational structures for effective implementation of the project
  • Must have an appreciable financial management system to properly account for funds received
  • Must be capable of reporting back on the outcomes of the project
  • Must be highly recommended by a donor agency, a grantee or partner of AWDF or the local government office
  • Must complete the necessary application forms
  • Must have an annual budget, not more than $100,000


How to apply: Interested small sized women’s rights organizations should send in their proposals using the required application guidelines to the AWDF secretariat via email to; The applicant must also complete and include a financial management assessment form and an outcome form.


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Deadline:20 July 2018

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