Our vision is a peaceful and equal world where the United Nations’ fundamental values are applied to all equally to shape the future of women with sufficient capacity to opportunities to advance themselves and to pursue their own social, political and economic development potential to the fullest.
To work toward achieving gender equality in Africa and Diaspora by promoting women’s rights and empowering women in all areas of life. The AWL aims to ensure that women’s and children’s (girls and boys) voices are heard and their rights are protected at all levels. AWL also aim to .advance cooperation, dialogue, and policy for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and partner with local and national communities, policy makers and governments and resolve some of the most difficult and real issues facing African Women in the continent, transit and diaspora.
The following are the core values of AWL: We support one another, engage, educate, promote diversity, mutual respect, honesty, trust, responsibility and accountability, cooperation, Law abiding and Integrity.
To promote and protect women’s human rights in all areas of life, including combating gender-based violence, ensuring access to justice, and advocating for women’s sexual and reproductive rights. The AWL strives to increase women’s participation and representation in decision-making processes at all levels. The AWL advocates for equal economic opportunities for women, including fair wages, work-life balance policies, and measures to address gender gaps in employment, entrepreneurship, and leadership positions. AWL seeks to eliminate discrimination and stereotypes that hinder women’s economic empowerment. AWL works towards ending all forms of violence against women and girls. AWL calls for gender mainstreaming in all policies and legislation at all level.The AWL aims to strengthen networks and collaboration among women’s organisations, Diaspora NGOs and movements across world. To Building trust and bridge between countries/continents.
We develop Strategies for communication, collaboration and coordination with policy makers and stakeholders in that regard.
We analyse the opportunities and challenges for women participation in their countries of origin and host countries.
We lobby and advocate for services and programs that bring positive change to African women and their children.
We understand and Use different perspectives, advocacy and lobby tools.
The African Women’s Lobby vehemently condemns the ongoing violence in Sudan, particularly the horrifying reports of killings fueled by widespread sexual violence in Darfur. This brutality is utterly unacceptable.
We urgently demand that all parties involved in this conflict cease their attacks immediately. The continuation of this bloodshed must come to an abrupt halt. Those responsible for these heinous acts must face concrete consequences for their actions. We insist on unrestricted access to the areas affected by this conflict. This access is crucial for …
The African Women’s Lobby vehemently condemns the ongoing violence in Sudan, particularly the horrifying reports of killings fueled by widespread sexual violence in Darfur. This brutality is utterly unacceptable. Read More »
The AWL’s guiding principles for durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs) have been adopted by the countries along the migration route between the Horn of Africa and Europe
Background: by African Women’s Lobby (AWL) On July 4-5, 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Women’s Lobby (AWL) introduced its guiding principles to the countries situated along the migration route between the Horn of Africa and Europe. At its core, the African Women’s Lobby intricately shaped vital principles that embody an ethos of excellence, aiming …
The AWL’s guiding principles for durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs) have been adopted by the countries along the migration route between the Horn of Africa and Europe Read More »
28-April-2023: Cairo Egypt Speech by Gisma Mou Mou Warm greetings from AWL in Sweden to everyone. My name is Gisma Mou Mou, the co-founder of the African Women’s Lobby (AWL). I’m here with the Student Union in Egypt. And we have been informed that other members from African student unions including South Sudanese students and …
Protection of Women’s Voices and Demands: A New Movement to Tackle The War PRESS STATEMENT – 30 JULY 2022
To achieve a sustainable peace, immediate action is required in three key areas: increase awareness of all women and parties on implementation of R-ARCSS, tackling both the war threat and causes of war, and leave no stone unturned to achieve inclusive South Sudan, democratic and competent governance for sustainable peace and development. This consultations meeting …
[Stockholm, 21 April 2022]. Following a webinar held on 19 April 2022 with government officials and civil society representatives from, among others – Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, Eritrea, Guinea, Sudan, the African Women’s Lobby endorsed its statement calling on the African Union (AU), AU Member States and the international community to include women at …
SUCCESS STORIES Alfred Angui Akeen works voluntarily as director AWL GEA in South Sudan. He is a Fourth-year University of Juba Medical Student. Please take time to read what Alfred Angui Akeen said hereunder: It was Wednesday evening in November 2021. I went out jogging together with some friends. We started our jogging at around …
15th July 2021 ”As mothers, we must make sure the world is safe for our babies … Look at one child, one baby…I have three children, and I’m a doctor who treats children. I live with grieving parents. I understand the value of every human life… I appeal especially to the women to do this …