About XOESE, the Francophone Women’s Fund

XOESE is a feminist foundation of public utility that aims to financially and technically support the implementation of initiatives of women’s organizations in French-speaking countries of the Global South.

It was created on September 1st, 2015 and is based in Lomé, Togo.

Our priorities

The XOESE Fund is involved in the following priority areas

Francophone women’s and young women’s rights Movement building

Women’s and young women’s Political and public participation

Women’s and young women’s economic empowerment and professional leadership

Gender, Peace and Security

Women’s and young women’s Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) welfare, security and efficiency

Gender, Environment and Climate Change

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Open Letter to President Macron

With the support of our partners (Equality Fund – EF, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development – AWID, and the Fund for Congolese Women – FFC), we have written an open letter to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, regarding the “Support Fund for Feminist Organizations” of 120 million euros. At the date of the letter's submission on December 8th 2020, we had collected 194 signatures. Today, this number has grown to 200 signatures. You can still continue to sign the letter to increase its impact.

Call for applications: Board Members

XOESE, the Francophone Women’s Fund is searching for people with proven competencies and significant work experience in the area of women’s issues to join its Board of Directors. Nominees must be willing to put their expertise, personal and professional connections, influence, leadership, as well as their time and resources at the service of the Fund.

Internship Offer – Research Assistant

Are you passionate about women’s human rights and have experience in research? Are you a student or activist/researcher who is in the early stages of their career? Do you want to gain professional experience working for a Women’s Fund? If so, you may be the ideal candidate that XOESE, the Francophone Women's Fund is looking for. XOESE is looking for several interns to assist our team with a research-action study on the state of the Francophone women’s rights movements in the Global South. To apply, please send your application before January 3rd 2021 to stages@xoese.org. Applications will be reviewed as we receive them.
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