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We’re a megaphone for women who are fighting for equality, making sure their voices are heard loud and clear. Together, we shine a spotlight on critical issues, getting attention and support where it’s most needed. When all our voices join together, we become impossible to ignore.


Our awareness-raising and action campaigns lift up the stories of women and women’s movements all over the world. Through creative storytelling, art and photography, meaningful calls to action, and powerful infographics, we aim to educate and inspire new audiences to become donors and activists for women’s rights. View our current campaigns here.

Past campaigns

Our past campaigns have focused on timely issues and unheard voices on a variety of important themes: women human rights defenders, women fighting for their right to self-determination, women refugees, women’s human rights and technology, and the rights and representation of Muslim women.

Recently, Unstoppable celebrated the power of girls as champions for change, and Build Movements Not Walls became our rallying cry to stand up for global women’s rights when the new U.S. administration took office.

Raising voices in the news

When issues of women’s rights are in the news, we respond quickly, and add the grassroots perspectives and women’s voices that are too often missing. When crises intensify and natural disasters strike, we focus on sharing the voices and needs of our grantee partners and women’s movements who are leading emergency response and rebuilding, while emphasizing the gendered nature of crises and traditional humanitarian efforts. We keep our audiences informed on issues affecting women—for example, the impact of the Global Gag Rule on grassroots women’s groups working to advance sexual and reproductive health—and we keep a close eye on situations for women human rights defenders in countries with shrinking space for civil society and direct threats to women’s rights, such as Egypt, Brazil, and Turkey.

Read more Global Fund for Women stories and analysis on current news and women’s rights issues, and check out our Media Room for our coverage in media.

Thought leadership

We take bold stances on key issues of women’s human rights making the news and share thoughtful opinions to drive conversations, shift narratives, and influence national and international media. We use media opportunities to amplify the voices and experiences of our grantee partners and women around the world, often partnering with other organizations in the women’s movement. Whether through Op-eds in major media outlets like The Globe and Mail and Huffington Post, Letters to the Editor to add critical perspectives, or expert interviews with journalists to act as sources in their reporting, Global Fund for Women’s bold voices, deep expertise, and diverse network of partners are visible.

Social media

We’re proud to engage a massive—and growing—group of social followers. Every day, we share the news that matters most in the fight for gender equality and women’s rights.

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Art, creativity, and women’s voices

We showcase the art, photography, and creative media of women around the world telling their own stories and capturing those of courageous women. We believe that art and creativity have the power to change hearts and minds, and transform conversations about women’s rights. Our belief in the power of art for social change was strengthened by our merger in March 2014 with the International Museum of Women (IMOW), an online museum focused on inspiring and activating global audiences on women’s rights issues. Our merger fuels our commitment to creative advocacy campaigns to advance gender equality.

Raise your voice

We believe that when we all—activists, local leaders, women’s human rights defenders, donors, supporters—raise our voices, we will become impossible to ignore. Raise your voice for gender equality. Join women and men who want every woman to be strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.