Tools for Change

Our grant partners use three tools to achieve lasting change for women and girls.


grantee partners in the Philippines gather around a laptop

Using technology to advocate, connect, and increase awareness of key issues to support global women’s rights movements that are constantly learning, mobilizing and evolving. Critical issues include security, advocacy, and mapping.


Somalian student does sums on a chalkboard

Using a variety of educational approaches to build knowledge, skills, and self-confidence. This includes advocating for change through increasing public awareness and influencing attitudes in support of women’s and girls’ human rights.


Mexican woman celebrates with her fellow activists at a parade

Using leadership skills for protest, advocacy, representation, and mobilization to change attitudes and systems. This includes providing young women with important leadership opportunities.

Success Stories

Lebanon’s Geekettes

two participants in a Geekettes training examine a digital camera

Lebanese girls take back the tech

Meet the Now Generation

Portrait of Nirosha, a young leader in Sri Lanka

Young leaders educate girls about their rights

Roma Women Ditch the Script

group portrait of the staff of Romedia

Fighting discrimination through media savvy

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 Congo Report

Cover of impact report reading Funding a Women's Movement Against Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2004-2009

Funding a Women's Movement Against Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Grassroots Girls Solutions

portrait of women's human rights defender Mónica Roa

Eradicating gender-based violence in schools