AWAM’s work has historically been located in addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) such as rape, sexual harassment and workplace discrimination while envisioning and working towards substantive equality while recognising the unique diversity, intersectionality, and play of power, privilege and other environmental factors.


AWAM contribute to the movement for social transformation in various ways:

How We Work

AWAM is membership-led organization whereby members do participate in the decision-making process at various levels – individual, committee and the collective. The highest level of decision-making occurs at the WC or Working Collective level which comprises of both the Executive Council, EXCO members and member-staff.

However, in 2018, we noted that member participation in committees have dropped significantly which eventually led to a shift in the organizational practices. Today, program work is handled by the Program Officer with the occassional support from members.

AWAM’s Organisational Chart

Working Collective, WC

To chart and focus the direction of the organisation with including activities, campaigns, documentation and events.

AWAM’s Organisational Chart

Working Collective, WC

To chart and focus the direction of the organisation with including activities, campaigns, documentation and events.

Our Vision and Values

AWAM envisions a just, democratic, and equitable society where all persons, in particular women, are treated with respect and are free from all forms of violence and discrimination. Based on feminist principles, we seek to achieve our vision by building a movement that informs, connects and mobilises towards:

  • securing women’s rights ,
  • bringing about gender equality,
  • building capacities for women’s empowerment and social transformation ; and,
  • supporting women in crisis.

AWAM operates on the strength of a dynamic and dedicated group of members and staff who shape the direction and policies of the organization. As a collective, AWAM strongly believes in having an inclusive participatory and empowering organisational culture.

We are guided in our work and decision making by five core values:

  • Collectivism
  • Compassion and Respect
  • Courage
  • Equality and Justice
  • Integrity