African women are disproportionately affected by gender inequality despite advancement in gender awareness, legislation and international agreements. There are many international agreements and instruments that are meant to empower women, however, women are still much more likely to be poor and illiterate. Women has less access to land, medical care, credit, property ownership, education, training and employment.
Women empowerment is fundamental to the development of humanity, societal harmony and realisation of human rights for all. AFRIFED wishes to address women empowerment by addressing the following issues: women's reproductive health, ownership of natural resources, ownership of land, economic, education and political empowerment.