We’re amplifying voices through a number of channels. African women do inspirational work every day. That is why we strive to document their art and work, and provide them with the tools and platforms to tell their own stories.
AWDF USA interprets amplifying African women’s voices as lending visibility to and engaging in dialogue with the creative and intellectual productions of African women.
Social Media Campaigns
Our #WonderWomenWednesday and #FeministFriday posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter highlight the everyday extraordinariness of women of the African diaspora: you will find us engaging current events, highlighting women’s achievements in the arts and politics, and sharing insights from both living and ancestor feminist icons.
In March 2018 AWDF USA hosted “Voices of the Diaspora,” a fund- and friend-raiser held in New York City with the purpose of connecting our New York-based network to the narratives of the excellent work being done by AWDF and its grantee partners on the African continent.
The next day, about 20 women participated in the Afri-Women hangout, an intergenerational mentoring and networking space where we facilitated conversations about navigating personal and professional challenges while being a woman of color.
The Afri-Women Hangout was a continuation of the networking and community-building opportunities presented at the 2017 WoMentoring gathering.
On May 16, 2017 at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), WoMentoring began with the intention to create intentional, safe and sacred spaces for intimate conversations to happen on an inter-generational level. Within our feminist spaces, we need women mentoring each other to nurture authentic listening, genuine relationships and real solidarity. The partnership of Moremi Initiative; AWDF USA; and Women Change Africa made this event possible.
Mother of George Film Screening: AWDF USA participated in a series of events to screen “Mother of George” (MoG) on the West and East Coast (San Francisco and New York). MOG tells the story of a newly married Nigerian couple in Brooklyn who own and manage a small restaurant while struggling with fertility issues. The film points to challenges faced by women under the guise of culture and tradition.