A group of African activists, thought leaders and entrepreneurs have banded together to form

The African Women Rights Advocates Movement

  • It is a fact that women and girls are the most impacted when disasters or emergencies arise.
  • African women deserve to be represented in decision-making circles.
  • Survivor-led movements are essential in order for women and girls to thrive.
  • African women, girls, and youth must truly believe that they deserve to thrive.
  • Sustainable development requires community engagement in decision-making and ownership of the implementation processes.

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Here’s what we learned from ESD Global’s self-defense training for women

As a movement, African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) believes in creating safer spaces for women, where survivors can heal and thrive. We believe all women and girls should be equipped with the necessary skills to protect their bodily integrity and boundaries. Our partners and allies at ESD Global stand for the same message. That’s […]

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US Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade Violates First Amendment Rights

PRESS RELEASE — African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) considers women’s health and reproductive rights — including the right to birth or not to birth children — an important element of the right to gender equality. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which protected women’s rights to have abortions, will have […]

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‘We Must Stand Against FGM’ : Sudani Doctor Hopes to Educate Men on FGM Horrors

Ali Awadelkarim is a medical doctor who obtained his medical degree in Sudan, where he’s gaining experience in female reproductive health. Dr. Ali has worked in various hospitals around Khartoum for the past […]