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AJWS currently supports over 150 projects in 13 countries throughout Africa. AJWS grantmaking in the region funds organizations that are promoting community-driven health initiatives; protecting and promoting women’s rights at the grassroots level; empowering youth through access to education, and, bolstering marginalized communities before, during, and after conflicts and natural disasters.
In East Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda – AJWS supports women’s and children’s rights-focused organizations that are fighting HIV/AIDS, promoting development activities, creating programming for adolescent girls, and working on disaster and conflict mitigation.
In Southern Africa – South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – AJWS focuses on organizations addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS at the local level, linking them to international AIDS resources and supporting economic empowerment activities for families living with AIDS.
In conflict-affected countries – Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan – AJWS supports the provision of emergency aid and trauma relief to displaced communities, community-based disarmament, de-mobilization and reintegration campaigns, and ensuring the participation of women and youth in the transition from conflict to peace.
Ann Njogu, the executive director of Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW)—an AJWS grantee—has been instrumental in building CREAW as an organizational leader in eradicating sexual and gender-based violence to help Kenya become a country that actualizes womens rights, increases womens access to legal education and trauma counseling, and sustains a national peace-building process.