The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist membership organization. For over 30 years we have been a part of the incredible ecosystem of women’s rights movements working to achieve gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights worldwide.

Our vision: A world where human rights and freedoms, environmental sustainability and gender justice are a lived reality for all people and the planet.

Our mission is to be a driving force within the global community of feminist and women’s rights activists, organizations and movements, strengthening our collective voice, influencing and transforming structures of power and decision-making and advancing human rights, gender justice and environmental sustainability worldwide. 

Working together is key for women’s rights and gender justice to be a lived reality and we support feminist and women’s rights organizations and movements to collaborate effectively across issues, regions and constituencies.

Our work serves to support, resource and strengthen women’s rights organizations and movements so that they in turn can be more effective in their struggles.

The main focus of our work is global but we also work closely with our members and other women’s rights groups and allies at local, national and regional levels, so that their realities inform our work. We respond to some of the challenging problems that women’s rights movements face, by:

  • building knowledge from a feminist perspective and putting new ideas on the table for a more just development agenda;
  • organizing and facilitating constructive spaces for our members and other diverse women’s rights organizations and allies to strategize and collaborate;
  • participating in international spaces to advocate and present concrete policy proposals for women’s rights worldwide;
  • mobilizing our members and broader constituency to strengthen collective action; and
  • equipping women’s rights movements with timely and accurate information they can use in their struggles - we are a trusted multilingual online platform for the latest information and analysis on women’s rights worldwide.
Acronym
AWID

Association for Women's Rights in Development Resources

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Manuals & Guidelines
December 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean

Esta sección del sitio web del 12º Foro de AWID reúne algunas de las ideas, recursos, debates y materiales compartidos durante las sesiones de la Caja de Herramientas para una economía feminista.

Reports & Research
December 2008
Mexico

AWID presentó la iniciativa “Fortalecimiento de movimientos y organizaciones feministas” (BFEMO, por sus siglas en inglés) como parte de su plan estratégico correspondiente al año 2006. El objetivo de la iniciativa es promover nuestra comprensión sobre los movimientos feministas dentro del actual contexto global y aplicar dicha comprensión a potenciar la capacidad de las organizaciones de mujeres de catalizar, respaldar y sustentar de mejor manera la creación de los movimientos.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2004
Brazil

La interseccionalidad es una herramienta para el análisis, el trabajo de abogacía y la elaboración de políticas, que aborda múltiples discriminaciones y nos ayuda a entender la manera en que conjuntos diferentes de identidades influyen sobre el acceso que se pueda tener a derechos y oportunidades. Este cuadernillo explica lo que es la interseccionalidad, incluyendo su papel fundamental en el trabajo en derechos humanos y desarrollo. Sugiere, además, formas diversas en las que puede ser utilizada por las personas que trabajan en defensa de la igualdad.