On March 14th 2019, the African Women's Development Fund USA hosted it's 3rd Afriwomen Hangout event in collaboration with Women|Change|Africa, MILT & Moremi Initiative. The annual gathering brings together seasoned and wisdom filled African women and new energy young African women to create an intergenerational space and platform for African women living in the Diaspora. The program stemmed from the yearning to create support networks and resources for African women in the diaspora who are often overlooked or seen as being "okay".
The gathering provided a space for the women to discuss their challenges they experience on a daily basis, the types of supports they need to thrive and how they see themselves creating a better future for African women both in the Diaspora and on the African continent. Notable African feminists were a part of this monumental gathering including Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi Co-Founder of the African Women's Development Fund, Dr. Abena Busia Ambassador of Ghana to Brazil, Maame Afon Yelbert-Sai AWDF-USA Board Chair amongst many others.
The event ended with a positive, and powerful feminist energy of women determined to create new connections, and produce fresh ideas on how to maintain genuine relationships, whilst nurturing new mentoring ones, and looking to the future of creating more spaces for Afriwomen in the Diaspora.