Our Governance Structure

Hawa Feminist Coalition primarily employs participatory decision-making model where every member of the organization participates in decision-making. The organizational structure consists of three layers; Members Assembly, Board of Directors and Management Team.

General Assembly

These are all active groups and members of the organization. They elect the Board of Directors, vote to matters of governance, approval of revision or amendment of the constitution, laws, policies, plans and common vision and strategies of the organization. They also decide on admission, exclusion and readmission of members as well as other common things.

Board of Directors

The board is elected by the organization’s Members Assembly through an open election process and they are responsible for preparation and execution of organizational policies, plans and strategies and reporting to the Members Assembly on the progress of these assignments. They also responsible for overseeing and monitoring finance and activity plans of the organization and discussing any immediate concerns, upcoming events and changes in programs or staff as well as hiring executive staff. The board of directors are also responsible for ensuring resource mobilization, staff recruitment, compensation and evaluation, allocating roles and responsibilities and avoiding conflicts of interest or potentially damaging publicity. Members of the board of directors are volunteers and receive no compensation at all, and they consist of a chair, deputy chair, treasurer, secretary and other members.

Executive Team

They run the day-to-day operations of the organization and put the vision determined by the board of directors into operation. They consist of the executive director, deputy executive director, admin & finance officer, programs officer, monitoring & evaluation officer, movement building and partnerships officer, public relations and communications officer and other sectoral officers and volunteers. These individuals receive direction from and report concerns to the Executive Director or their designee.