The African Women Leaders' Network, established in 2017, serves as a continental platform to galvanize women’s leadership of Africa towards lasting peace and sustainable development in all sectors and at all levels, building on, and working with, existing women networks with the support of the African Union and the United Nations. The Network builds on African women’s leadership to increase women’s participation in decision-making through peer learning and mentoring, enhanced solidarity, advocacy and capacity-building among other strategies.
Women leaders across sectors and generations came together in New York in June 2017, to launch the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) with the support of the African Union Commission and the United Nations the Federal Republic of Germany. Six AWLN pillars were adopted on: (1) Governance; (2) Peace and Security; (3) Finance and Women’s Entrepreneurship; (4) Youth’s Leadership; (5) Agriculture and (6) Social Mobilization. Inter-generational partnership is recognized as strategic to help move the movement forward. The Network currently has over 500 members and continues to grow exponentially.
The mission of the African Women Leaders'Network (AWLN) is to galvanize women's leadership of Africa towards lasting peace and sustainable development in all sectors and at all levels, building on and working with existing women networks.
The vision of the African Women Leaders' Network (AWLN) is Africa’s Transformation through women’s meaningful leadership.