Building a coalition to end gender inequality in Africa
The Africa Women Conference is an initiative of The Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja in collaboration with the Echoes Africa Initiatives New York: both are non-governmental organizations focused on providing relief and economic empowerment for the less privileged in the society.
Recognize the contributions of women towards the growth and development of Africa and encourage women to do more.1
Support the campaigns for the protection of the rights of women, children, aged, disabled and other vulnerable people in Africa.3
Network with successful entrepreneurs, policy makers, scholars and professionals who are influencing development across Africa2
Promote African goods, services and brands on a global stage through International exhibitions.4
The AWC was borne out of the realization that the 2030 mark set for the Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by the United Nations in 2015 cannot be realized without the commitment, inclusion and collective action of women at the national, regional and global stage because the role women play in influencing government policies and the economy of any society cannot be underestimated.
The AWC recognizes that from time immemorial African societies thrived on the economic prowess of their women and believes that for Africa to thrive again the women must take center stage in leading any development initiative.