Women’s Economic Empowerment

Empowering Women, Strengthening Economies, Enriching Africa

AWIN is committed to advancing women's economic empowerment across Africa, recognizing the vital role women play in driving economic growth, reducing poverty, and promoting sustainable development. Our initiatives focus on breaking down barriers, creating opportunities, and fostering an enabling environment for women to thrive economically.


Women's economic empowerment has numerous benefits including;

Economic benefits

Studies show that investing in women's economic participation boosts economic growth and reduces poverty.

Stronger communities

When women control their income, they invest more in their families and communities, leading to better health, education, and overall well-being.

Sustainable development

Women's economic empowerment is critical for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality and poverty eradication.

In many parts of Africa, women face significant challenges in accessing economic opportunities, including limited access to finance, unequal pay, discriminatory laws and practices, and limited access to education and skills training. These barriers not only hold women back but also hinder the overall development of communities and nations.

We work to address these challenges through the following approaches:

Advocacy and Policy Change

We advocate for policies and practices that promote gender equality and women's economic empowerment at all levels, working with governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to create an enabling environment for women to thrive.

Capacity building and development

We offer training and capacity-building programs for our members to advocate for their own and their communities’ economic rights, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to hold their leaders and policy makers accountable to their commitments towards creating an enabling business, trade, and technological environment for women.

Gender-Responsive Business Environment

We advocate for and support businesses to adopt gender-responsive practices, including promoting gender diversity in leadership and decision-making, ensuring equal pay for equal work, and providing family-friendly policies and support services.

Access to information

We provide our members with access to information on financial resources and market linkages locally, regionally and globally.

By investing in women's economic empowerment, we not only unlock the potential of millions of women but also drive inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty, and build more resilient and sustainable societies across Africa. Join us as we work towards creating a future where every woman has the opportunity to fulfill her economic potential and contribute to the prosperity of her community and nation. Together, we can build a brighter and more equitable Africa for all.

We provide our members with access to information on financial resources and market linkages locally, regionally and globally.

We provide our members with access to information on financial resources and market linkages locally, regionally and globally.