Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD)

Association des femmes africaines pour la recherche et le développement (AFARD)

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History

17 Dec 1977, Dakar (Senegal), following consultative meeting, Dec 1976, Lusaka (Zambia).

Aims

Promote multi-dimensional (political, economic, social, cultural and psychological) development of the African people; alert governments, public authorities and research centres to the need for decolonizing research; create and develop lines of communication between women researchers themselves and between them and others concerned with development problems in Africa; promote action oriented research; evaluate methodologies and research priorities.

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Activities

Identifies resources for members. Encourages formation of National Research Working Groups; maintains contact with groups in other developing countries. Research Methodology Training Programme. Priority Programme Areas: Gender analysis and transformation of economic and social policy reforms in Africa; Natural resources management and reproductive health for sustainable human development; Governance, democratization and women's political empowerment; Struggle for women's rights and against violence of women; Gender, equity and information technology. Organizes workshops and seminars on major topics of concern to women and sets up campaigns.

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 24 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

D7436

Last News Received

1. Jun 2009
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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