Economic & Political Empowerment

Palestinian women march for their rights

Our Goal

All women are economically secure and independent and are supported by policies ensuring women’s and girls’ equal rights to resources, livelihoods and political voice.

What We Do

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



Success Stories

High-Heeled Rights Defenders

Wi Mayeo reading from Stories of Bad Girls, a compilation of essays written by Empower members.

Empowering sex workers in Thailand

Pondering Her Power

Participants in a GROOTS training

Giving women a place at the table

Ladies, Start Your Engines

Lady Mechanics gather around an engine

Shattering stereotypes, women beat the odds



Impact Reports

Breaking Through

cover of impact report showing women harvesting. Cover reads BREAKING THROUGH The Global Fund for Women Impact Report: Gender Equality in Asia & the Pacific

Gender equality in Asia and the Pacific

The MENA Report

Cover of impact report reading Investing in Women's Rights Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

Investing in Women's Rights Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

VIDEO: Rising Stars

Filippina small business worker sewing clothing

Women spark small business boom in the Philippines