Why should you become a member?
Membership in the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO), is a wonderful and unique opportunity to grow politically, personally and culturally. Being a ANWO member gives African woman the chance to cultivate her strengths while deepening her understanding of the world and the place of African women in it. Our members learn more about themselves while getting to know the rewards that working with others toward a shared goal can bring.
Joining ANWO is about accepting the responsibility that comes with truly transforming the world. Our comrade sisters love African people and work to execute strategies that serve to solve problems and deliver results. Our comrade sisters are dedicated to seeing a future where African women and African people are free and work towards it through their active participation in the campaigns of ANWO. Members are expected to continue their political development by working together beyond the initial member orientation process.
African women who join ANWO, do so for the following reasons:
- You understand that the conditions for African women will not improve if we aren’t in the struggle helping to overturn those conditions.
- You want to organize, empower and advocate for African women.
- You want to be part of the global transformation of African women.
- You want to build and share knowledge, skills and expertise.
- You want to increase African women’s ability to reach and serve our community.
- You want to help collectivize our issues and remove feelings of isolation.
Who are our members?
Our members participate in our local branches and national committees, we organize in our local communities and we conduct outreach through our projects and campaigns.
We outreach in many different ways; actions, protests, community meetings, social media, selling the Burning Spear Newspaper, tabling and flyering. We generally conduct outreach on a weekly basis to organize African women who have an interest challenging the conditions that have been imposed on us. Through our efforts, we win African women from different sectors of our population.
ANWO organizing is structured around building local branches. Join an existing branch or help create a new one. Branches take on local or national issues concerning African women (ie. mass incarceration, state violence, economic issues). By becoming a member you will be working with African women across the world who have the same vision of freedom for African women and African people overall.
Our National work is organized in committees which contributes to our outreach, membership, information and education, and economic efforts.