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The Association of Women’s Rights in Development

About The Association of Women’s Rights in Development

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organization. For over 35 years, AWID has been a part of an incredible ecosystem of feminist movements working to achieve gender justice and women’s human rights worldwide. The organization monitors, documents and makes visible how anti-rights actors are operating and colluding in multilateral spaces and support feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements and allies to counter their influence and impact. The AWID works on extractivism, tax justice and corporate accountability while knowledge on corporate power and influence, advocating for corporate accountability and equitable distribution of wealth amplifying feminist proposals for just economies. The organization develops accessible, action-oriented analysis on the state of resourcing for feminist movements. It aims to influence funders’ policies and practices, deepen and sustain funding for feminist social change, and support movements’ needs and strategies.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism, Lobbying

Motto

AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.

Country Offices

Canada, Mexico

Quickfacts

Founded: 1982
Location (HQ): Canada
Scope: Global
Focus area: Women

Does this organisation offer paid Internships?

Yes

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.