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Women and Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa: Mapping the scale, actors, and extent of rights-based work to address the impact of NCDs on African women.

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dc.contributor.author Riha, Dr Johanna
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-22T10:58:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-22T10:58:13Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04
dc.identifier.citation AWDF. 2020. Women and Non-communicable diseases in Africa: Mapping the scale, actors and extent of rights-based work to address the impact of NCDs on African women , Ghana: African Women’s Development Fund en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/990
dc.description.abstract The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a pan-African, women-led, grant-making foundation supporting African women’s organisations working at local, national, and regional level to promote, advance and realise African women’s rights across the continent (AWDF 2017). Since its inception in 2001, AWDF has acquired resources from individuals, corporations, other foundations and governments to provide financial, capacity building, knowledge production and advocacy support to change-makers―African women’s activist organisations and individuals―who advance women’s rights and gender equality on the continent (AWDF 2017). AWDF’s current strategic plan Shaping the Future (2017-2021) focuses the organisation’s work around investments to build the best possible future for women in Africa. As part of developing the strategic plan, AWDF commissioned a future trends analysis titled, Futures Africa: Trends for Women by 2030 (AWDF 2017). This report indicated that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rapidly growing in terms of the burden of disease and soon becoming the leading causes of death in many countries across Africa (AWDF 2017). Focusing on this often neglected trend and the potential opportunities to support women-led initiatives in NCD response, AWDF wants to understand: What is the scale and what are the key gendered concerns around NCDs and women in Africa? Who are the key actors responding to the rise in NCDs in Africa? How are these actors responding and are gender, equity and rights being considered in these responses? What are the opportunities and challenges for African women’s organisations around engagement with NCD prevention and control and what are the ways to support greater engagement on links between NCDs and women’s rights? en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Women's Development Fund en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject Women and Noncommunicable Diseases en_US
dc.subject African Women's Development Fund en_US
dc.title Women and Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa: Mapping the scale, actors, and extent of rights-based work to address the impact of NCDs on African women. en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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