FEMNET – a Pan-African Feminist Network of over 500 women’s rights organizations continues to promote women’s rights and the gender equality agenda.

FEMNET is about mobilizing and connecting our members – strengthening their capacities to organize and participate effectively in the development processes at different levels in Africa.

FEMNET is about informing and sharing ideas, experiences, strategies and models that are working for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Yes, FEMNET is about influencing policymakers and other actors to create an enabling environment and avail adequate resources for the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Are you a member? Register for FEMNET membership and together we can make gender equality and women’s empowerment a reality!

FEMNET membership is open to:

  • African feminist organizations
  • Organizations dealing with women’s rights issues at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and in the diaspora.
  • Organizations that share FEMNET’s vision

Membership rates

Membership is renewable each year at the following rates:

  • International/regional organizations: USD300
  • Sub-regional organizations: USD200
  • National organizations: USD100
  • Individuals: USD20 (associate membership only)

Organization Member Benefits

  • Profiling of member organizations in FEMNET’s publications and other information tools. Members receive on regular basis copies of various publications published by FEMNET, which include FEMNET’s flagship – African Women’s Journal;
  • FEMNET works closely with member organizations in the advocacy of regional, sub- regional and national based campaigns that seek to promote women’s rights and gender equality issues;
  • Members receive monthly updates and information on women, gender and development issues in Africa through the monthly electronic Bulletin (E-Bulletin);
  • FEMNET continuously shares information on training, capacity building and resource mobilization opportunities. In supporting members in their fundraising efforts, FEMNET provides (at request) a recommendation letter for fully paid-up member organizations to potential donors/ partners;
  • Member organizations have the opportunity to host and co-ordinate FEMNET events in their respective countries;
  • Participate in the Programming Conference, held every three years to debate critical issues around women’s rights and development and set priorities for the Network (active members are selected to represent the sub- region) The next PC will take place in 2016;
  • Representatives of member organizations that are fully paid-up have voting rights in FEMNET’s General Assembly and to contest for any position on the Executive Board and/or Board of Trustees, once seconded by their organization;
  • National Focal Point organizations that manage to mobilize more than 10 members in their country or sub- region have the opportunity to be recognized and profiled in all the FEMNET publications and information tools;
  • FEMNET engages in capacity building for member organizations, for example participating in educational visits and exchange programmes;
  • Fully paid up organizations are included in the Membership database.

Individual Member Benefits

  • Receive free copies of the FEMNET Publications, which include the Africa Women’s Journal and the monthly E-Bulletins;
  • Participate in the Programming Conference, held every three years to debate critical issues around women’s rights and development and set priorities for the Network (active members are selected to represent the sub- region) The next PC will take place in 2016;
  • Receive motivational and inspiring news from other Network members on best practices and break-through initiatives that are transforming the lives of women in different parts of Africa;
  • Access to diverse information resources in FEMNET’s Gender and Development Resource Centre;
  • Contribute articles to FEMNET publications and for the website, blog;
  • Included in the FEMNET African Women’s Experts database and could be contracted to undertake research and consultancy assignment for FEMNET or recommended to other organizations;
  • Receive regular updates on women, gender and development issues in Africa;
  • Sponsorship to regional and international meetings when funds are available.

You can join or subscribe by submitting the completed membership form.

NB: You can pay your membership fees by the following:

  • Membership fees can reach us via telegraphic transfer (please contact our office for bank details), Western Union or courier/registered mail. Kindly note that our bank does not accept international cheques for less than USD100. If you send your fees of less than USD100 via telegraphic transfer, please add USD15 to cover the bank’s commission. If you send cash, please note that our banks do not accept USD dated before 2000.
  • Members can also use electronic wire transfer at: Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Ltd Branch: Westlands branch Address: PO Box 14438-00800 Nairobi A/cc.No. USD A/cc 8702096915200 Swift Code: SCBLKENXXXX A/cc name: African Women’s Dev. & Communication Network After the transaction email scanned receipt to Mary at financeassistant@femnet.or.ke and copy to admin@femnet.or.ke
  • For Members in Kenya, and East Africa with Mpesa can now pay their registration fees directly to the FEMNET’s membership account: Standard Chartered Westlands Branch from their phones. Simply Access Payment Services on Mpesa, click Pay-Bill 1. Enter Business number: 329329 2. Enter Account number: 0102096915200 3. Enter Amount 4. Enter Pin 5. Click send Forward feedback from the bank confirming the transaction to FEMNET on +254725766932 and email the same details to Mary at financeassistant@femnet.or.ke