The association African Women for Empowerment e.V (AWE e.V) was founded in 2019 by four African Women human rights activists in Europe.
In the course of their activism, these women met on several occasions and in 2018 started talking about creating an NGO.
In October 2019, their dream became reality as they in the course of their activism developed a strong passion for the disadvantaged and destitute people, especially women, children and persons living with disabilities (PWDs).
They soon realized how much potential each of them possesses and most especially, they also discovered that bringing together their talents and resources in an organization would be of greater benefit to a larger community of needy people.
Especially as these female activists strongly believe that a brighter future for Africa can only be realised by a greater involvement, engagement and commitment of women.
The reason for the creation of the association is the concern about the increasing number of refugees in Africa and generally, the socio-political and economic problems in Africa as a whole.
Other reasons include;
✔ The large number of Africans dying in the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to seek a better life in Europe
✔ The famine in many African countries
✔ Humanitarian crises especially in the war zones
✔ The challenges that African Women face to provide for their families and raise children.
✔ Illiteracy and the high mortality rate of babies and children
✔ The rising number of unemployed young dynamic civilians
✔ The persecution and oppression of minorities
✔ Lack of democratic structures and the violation of human rights
✔ Lack of gender equality in African communities and the dominance of men in African politics.
Our motto: ”All lives matter”
That is why we — the African women — have decided to forge for change by taking responsibilities into our hands and by actively engaging ourselves to make life favorable as much as possible to many children and women in Africa.
Chairlady Eleanor visiting refugees who fled from the English speaking region in Cameroon and sort for refuge in Nigeria (Sept.2019)
Our areas of operation
- Humanitarian aid
- Community Development
- Social assistance
- Educational assistance
- Information campaign and raising awareness
- Fundraising and resource mobilisation
- Networking and partnering with other organizations
- Communication and Media
Lily, the mascot