What We Do

Mission Focus

We make the greatest impact for women’s rights when we focus on the issues that make a vital difference for women and girls. When women and girls are free from the fear of violence—when they are empowered—when they control decisions about their own bodies—they soar. We continue to defend and expand hard won gains in women’s rights by focusing on three critical areas:

Zero Violence

Zero Violence

We fund and advocate for women’s and girls’ empowerment, participation, and peace building while challenging laws, policies, cultures and behavior that perpetuates violence, discrimination and abuse.

Economic and Political Empowerment

Economic and Political Empowerment

We support advocacy for economic and legal reform and women’s equal participation in elections and economies. We support democracy movements and efforts to secure land, labor and property rights.

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

We support campaigns, direct services, advocacy and education to influence attitudes and achieve policy change that secures women’s and girls’ full access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.


3 Tools for Change
Technology

Technology

Technologies to advocate, connect, and increase awareness of key issues to support global women’s rights movements to address issues like security, advocacy, and documenting abuses.

Education

Education

We support grant partners using human rights awareness and advocacy training to expand women’s and girls’ knowledge and ability to realize their rights.

Leadership

Leadership

We support grant partners expanding meaningful spaces for girls and women to meet, strategize, organize and enable intergenerational collaboration.


4 Types of Change
Awareness

Awareness

so that women and girls have a greater knowledge and sense of entitlement to their rights and the ability to empower other women and girls in realizing their rights

Access to Resources

Access to Resources

so that women and girls have equal access to high quality, affordable and appropriate services and natural resources, and the right to own land

Behavior, Social Norms, and Practices

Behavior, Social Norms, and Practices

so that women and girls are supported and recognized as decision makers and leaders

Policies and Laws

Policies and Laws

so that laws and policies that advance and protect women’s rights are funded, implemented, maintained and enforced


4 Strategies
Invest

Invest

  • Flexible funding
  • Capacity building
Convene

Convene

  • Convenings
  • Facilitating Connection
Amplify

Amplify

  • Bring grantees' voices to international stage
  • Raise awareness of issues
Mobilize

Mobilize

  • Funders
  • Resources