Ahfad University for Women is a non-governmental and non-profit university, in Sudan, established in 1966 with 18,532 graduates and 1,217 post graduates to date. It currently has over 7,300 students from 26 countries. AUW's mission is to provide quality education for women, to strengthen their roles in national and rural development. AUW's Vision is to be a nationally prominent university and a leading institution worldwide recognized for its academic excellence, research, women empowerment, civic engagement and social responsibility. It strives to achieve gender equality and women empowerment by integrating gender issues in research, teaching, training programs, community-oriented curricula and community intervention programs. AUW is a pioneering institution in Sudan and the region in addressing females’ reproductive health and rights since 1970s, when it started its national campaign on combating FGM. Recently it culminated its efforts by establishing a pioneer specialized Gender and Reproductive Health and Rights Resource and Advocacy Center (GRACe).