The African Women’s Initiative is a non-profit, cultural, and charitable organization which aims to make significant contributions to social and economic development in local and Diasporic African communities.

AWI is a supportive network for Africans in Ithaca and surrounding areas. We hope to foster a place where Africa is valued; where people gather to share their curiosity, knowledge, and understanding of African societies and act in solidarity with others, irrespective of their national identity. Our base is local, but our outreach is global.

Through partnering with local institutions and organizations, we aim to facilitate the understanding of African societies using community-building events, youth mentorship, and programs that have a positive impact on the continent and in its Diasporas.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 0001-1.jpg


We’d like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone who attended our Freedom from Gendered Violence conference on 06/01/2019. AWI also extends its appreciation to the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Zeinab Eyega, Founder and executive Director of the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families.

Click here to see pictures from the program