About AWLN

The African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning (AWLN) is a collective voice of 35 African women leaders from 15 African countries. AWLN supports the efforts of African women to improve reproductive health and access to comprehensive family   

Our Objectives

AWLN's key goal is to strengthen global advocacy efforts for reproductive health and family planning by bringing to the foreground the voices and perspectives of African women. This is to ensure that the needs, experiences and aspirations of African women are addressed in   

Our Principles

AWLN's recognized access to comprehensive family planning and reproductive health as fundamental human rights. The network believes that African women are key to addressing the multiple crises of high maternal mortality, infant morbidity and low life expectancy on the   

Posted on: 25 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

At just 24, Phindile Sithole-Spong has been named one of South Africa's most influential young people by Mail & Guardian. The AWLN member is the founder ... 

Posted on: 22 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) conducted a review of the literature to identify barriers to adolescents’ access to and use of ... 

Posted on: 18 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

Do you work for a women’s rights research/resource centre or development research/resource centre in the global South? Would you and those who use your ... 

Posted on: 15 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

What is the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM)? The RRM supports projects that respond to emerging and urgent opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its ... 

Posted on: 07 July 2014 by in AWLN Blog

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions. They have pulled ...