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AWID Members

"I am so happy to be a member and I feel proud to hold this badge and declare the world that I do care for my fellow beings and their rights. It is a prestige for me to receive this on the auspicious day of International Day for Violence against Women. I believe in women-power and empowering women to become catalyst[s] in the social reforms to procure a space for them in every field.

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this noble endeavour."


—DR. Lekha G, Director, Centre for Research & Development (CRD), Tamil Nadu, India
AWID's members are dedicated to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's rights around the world. They are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more. In 2012, we grew and diversified our membership base, especially in the global South and among women’s rights advocates traditionally excluded from more mainstream women’s rights spaces, which saw our membership increase by 73% from 2,239 members in December 2011 to 3,876 members in December 2012!

Members' countries of origin also increased by an additional 26 countries. Overall, 62% of individual and 79% of our institutional members come from the global South. Young women under the age of 30 comprise 25% of AWID members.

Institutional Members by Region
(31 December 2012):


Individual Members by Region
(31 December 2012):