Association of African Women for Research and Development

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The Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD) "is a pan-African non-governmental organization based in Dakar, Senegal. AAWORD undertakes and supports research and training and advocacy with the intention of promoting the economic, political and social rights of African women.

"Created in 1977, by a small group of African women, the Association has steadily grown in importance and covers almost all the countries of the continent with 16 national chapters, with 14 in Africa, one in Europe and one for African women living in the Americas.The arrival of young members has contributed to the development of the Association, which has several members spread over Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic-speaking Africa.

"The multidisciplinary profile of its members is another characteristic of AAWORD. They are made up researchers, trainers, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and experts in natural sciences, not to mention advocacy specialists in economics, education, political science, and communication." [1]

Partner Organizations of AAWORD