The Forum will feature the sessions selected through the Call for Proposals, a daily plenary session, a variety of in-depth sessions, feminist economic toolbox, and artistic/cultural sessions. In addition, the Forum programme will include specialized areas (mentioned in more detail below).


In-Depth Sessions: For the first time, AWID has worked with several partners to develop a series of In-Depth sessions at the Forum. These sessions, which each run for six hours (four blocks of 1.5 hours each), have been designed to provide for deeper levels of discussion on complex issues.  Read more

Feminist Economic Toolbox Sessions: Any piece of the Forum program offers an opportunity for learning, but in particular, we have developed an entire session block on the first day—our “feminist economics toolbox”—dedicated to information sharing, awareness-raising, and skills-building on themes linked to economics, economic policies or other issues of key concern for feminists interested in transforming economic power. Read more

Specialised Areas:

  • Economic Education area: This is an opportunity for participants to exchange different forms of trainings and education for transformation on economics, gender and development, and to present and share tools, methodologies and reflections. Read more
  • Feminist Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) Hub: The Feminist ICT Hub builds on the success of the Feminist Technology Exchange Hub at the 2008 AWID Forum. Read more
  • Resource Mobilization Hub: This will be open daily throughout the Forum, April 19-22 and will offer an interactive and dynamic space for discussions, dialogue, sharing and learning related to mobilizing resources, funding trends, and fundraising for women’s rights and gender equality for both donors and women’s rights advocates. Read more
  • Wellness and Self-Care: The Wellness Area is a comfortable and safe environment to enjoy a moment of tranquility during the Forum. Read more
  • Young Feminists Corner: The Young Feminists Corner (YFC) is a community space for young women and allies organized by the Young Feminist Activism (YFA) Program at AWID with support from an advisory board of 11 young women activists from different regions of the world. Read more
  • AWID Membership Area: In the membership area you can learn more about the benefits of becoming an AWID member, find a range of AWID’s latest publications and meet with our friendly membership and constituency engagement staff ready to answer any questions you may have about membership. Read more

Break out sessions: Breakout sessions are self-organized sessions of 1.5 hours. Read more

Solidarity Roundtables: The AWID Forum allocates space during lunch periods for solidarity roundtables. Read more

Other Activities: In addition to dozens of breakout sessions and the main plenaries, the AWID Forum features a wide range of activities and sessions designed not just to feed the mind, but also to inspire the spirit and re-energize the whole person. Read more

Evening Events: Various evening events have been organised for the duration of the Forum. Read more about them here