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International Women’s Day 2017 | #BeBoldForChange


AmplifyChange Opportunity grantee Think Young Women, Gambia - Haddy Jonga

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is to #BeBoldForChange, to call on everyone to help forge a better and more gender-inclusive world.

To celebrate the campaign, AmplifyChange grantees have shown their support by sharing pictures and quotes for the ‘#BeBoldForChange’ photo story.

Pictured here is Haddy Jonga, Programme Officer for Opportunity grantee Think Young Women, The Gambia, with Fatima Gomez, one of 60 mentees under the Girl’s Mentorship Programme.

Haddy describes how she is mentoring young girls to be bold for change:

“By being a sister and helping create a safe space to discuss the challenges they face, especially as teenagers.

I believe they will be the change we seek in this world.”

You can find out how more grantees are being bold for change by visiting

Thank you to all AmplifyChange grantees who contributed photos and quotes.

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To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 we are delighted to highlight the work of four grant holders supported by UK Aid Direct and AmplifyChange.

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UK Aid Direct is DFID’s central funding mechanism for awarding grants to small and medium sized UK and International Civil Society Organisations working to reduce poverty overseas and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Meet one of our UK Aid Direct grant holders:

mothers2mothers work towards ending paediatric HIV transmission by training a network of Mentor Mothers to provide health and social care to other HIV-positive mothers, supporting them to protect their babies from infection and keep themselves and their families healthy.



AmplifyChange is a multi-donor fund that supports civil society advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Meet our AmplifyChange grantees:

Association for the Promotion of Women (AVAF) are a Cameroon-based advocacy group promoting the human rights of lesbians in Cameroon and to challenge human right violations and stigma that lesbians encounter in the country.

Rede de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais e Reprodutivos (DSR) is a network of Mozambican health , gender justice and legal NGOs working to strengthen SRHR across the country.



We are delighted to have two new donors join in support to AmplifyChange.  Norad (the Norwegian Agency for International Development) and DFID (the UK’s Department for International Development) join the multi-donor fund to support civil society advocacy across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

In collaboration with Denmark and alongside the Netherlands, the Hewlett and Packard Foundations and ViiV Healthcare, this increased funding from two new donors will help ensure a larger and more predictable flow of support to civil society groups working on the most difficult issues. AmplifyChange grantees address a broader range of sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender issues that determine opportunity and well-being for girls and young women.

MannionDaniels leads a consortium as the Fund Manager for AmplifyChange, working closely with our partners the Global Fund for Women and the African Women’s Development Fund.  More information can be found on

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The Global Goals and SRHR – missing targets?


MannionDaniels is the fund manager for AmplifyChange, the civil society advocacy fund for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In this blog, John Worley – the Fund Director for AmplifyChange – examines the new global goals for sustainable development and how they address SRHR. Read ‘The Global Goals and sexual and reproductive health and rights – missing targets?‘ by John Worley.


AmplifyChange Presentation in Kano, Nigeria

David Daniels, Chair of the AmplifyChange Consortium Steering Committee together with Bethany Brady of MannionDaniels visited Kano, northern Nigeria between 19 and 24 April.  “We used the opportunity of our visit to the DFID Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health programme (MNCH2) to promote the aims of AmplifyChange to technical staff based across 6 States of northern Nigeria.  We had an interesting discussion and there was considerable interest to share the information with local CSOs working on SRHR across the region”  Participants at the briefing came from the 6 States of, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara.