African Women Rising (AWR) works to empower women in post-conflict areas to help rebuild their lives.
Community Action Fund for Women in Africa works to empower women in conflict and post-conflict areas to rebuild their lives through financial security, increased food production, and environmental restoration. Rooted in the conviction that women should be active stakeholders in defining their own development strategies, CAFWA builds on initiatives that women have started themselves. CAFWA supports long-term programs, acting as a catalyst, facilitator, and critical source of encouragement to the 1,500 women currently enrolled in its programs. With the support of CAFWA, thousands of women are striving with dignity to overcome the devastating affects of war, and rebuilding healthy lives and productive livelihoods for themselves, their children, and their communities.
2014 Leah Horowitz Humanitarian Award, Tufts University
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