The HIV/AIDS Fund
African Women's Development Fund has two goals in mind:
The promotion of a culture of awareness, compassion and responsibility around HIV/AIDS issues, particularly where they affect women and girls in Africa
The establishment of a firm link between gender inequality, the low status of women and girls, and its implications for the extreme vulnerability of women.
The HIV/AIDS Fund is meant to complement existing resources available to African women’s organisations working on these issues, and to increase access for those who are currently unable to carry out effective programs due to lack of funding.
AWDF will prioritise the needs of small-medium sized organisations with budgets not in excess of U$150,000, though will show some flexibility and address the needs of larger organisations who are doing work that is difficult to fund.
The Fund will provide grants to women’s organisations/projects working on the following issues:
Enhancing the status of women and girls and protecting their rights
Creating opportunities for women and girls to make empowering choices.
Women’s needs and circumstances in prevention, treatment, support and community care
Local, national, or regional African women’s organisations, from any part of Africa.
Priority will be given to those organisations already working in the areas mentioned above, and to communities of women living with HIV/AIDS.
For more information and application, visit: The HIV/AIDS Fund Website