AWID member space

Here, at one glance, you will find all you need to know while you’re with us at the Forum. This page will tell you where to meet AWID members, provide you with information about membership engagement and our work, and give details on how to sign-up to become a part of our community if you’re not a member yet.

Welcome AWID Members!

…and those of you who would like to join the AWID family! This program page is especially for you!

We look forward to four inspiring days with you.

AWID Member: Tell us how you will participate @ the AWID Forum

Prior to the 13th AWID International Forum we are looking to create a series of interactive features with AWID members that will be joining us in Bahia, Brazil for the AWID Forum in September 2016.

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Where to meet members at the Forum?

Meet at the Membership Space

Imagine a global dynamic community in one place!

A space to:

  • Relax and get inspired
  • Make new friends or catch up with old ones.
  • Find out more about AWID, membership benefits, or become a member.

Guaranteed to be a welcoming, inclusive, and multi-generational space. Stop by for a chat and to meet a member of our team.

Find and contact other members via the Forum mobile App (coming up soon). Through the app you can connect and plan to meet at the Member space!

When: 8-11 September

Where: Venue to be confirmed

Who: AWID Members and those looking to join

@ the Membership Assembly

The Membership Assembly at the Forum is one of the few opportunities for members to physically come together,and deepen your engagement with AWID and each other.

Contribute to the new strategic plan:

AWID’s current strategic plan is coming to an end and this Assembly will be an opportunity for members to share their ideas and inputs for AWID’s future directions.

  • Get important updates from Board President Myrna Cunningham and Executive Director Lydia Alpizar
  • Give your input to AWID's upcoming strategic planning process.

Don't miss it!

Friendly tip: Get there on time to get a seat and in order not to miss important updates. At the last Forum the big room was almost too small.

When: Saturday, 10 September - 1:00-2:30pm

Where: TBA

Who: AWID Members ONLY


NOT an AWID MEMBER yet?

You can join now!

Join an international movement building network made up of over 5,000 individuals and organisations, speaking truth to power, sharing experiences, resources and knowledge to advance human rights for all. Our diverse members are from 165 countries and 10 regions, united by a common passion for women’s rights and social justice.

How to become an AWID member:

Become an AWID member


Co-creating the WHRD TRIBUTE

Honoring and Celebrating Women Human Rights Defenders

Let’s build together the collective memory of our movements. The Tribute commemorates feminists, Women Human Rights Defenders and LGBTQI activists who are no longer with us. A painted mural will feature names, portraits and stories of activists and WHRDs. Co-create the mural by bringing names, portraits, images, poems, to honor the memory of the activists and WHRDs dear to your heart and your movement.

At the Forum, join us for a ceremony to commemorate activists and WHRDs who have passed away or have been assassinated for their activism.

An invitation for us all to make the time and space to be moved and inspired.

A mural unveiling ceremony, a dance performance and a Brazilian ritual to commemorate feminist activists and Women Human Rights Defenders who
passed away or were assassinated for their activism. A celebration of the lives and struggles of activists and WHRDs today.

Watch the WHRD Tribute Mural in the making by artist Pia Cabble

Learn more about the WHRD Tribute

Visit the WHRD Hub: Sustaining Our Activism


AWID Member Mariatou J. NewlandsBlog series

Member Musings ahead of the AWID Forum

Meet AWID Members who are participating in the AWID Forum with our Blog series

Part 1: "Excitement is Rising!"

Part 2: "Less than a month to go!"