Advocacy

 

The devil whispered in our ear, “You’re not strong enough to stand the storm”.
Today we whispered in his ear, “We ARE the storm”.
– Unknown

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Woman for Woman International

Women for Women International is a multi-faceted organization that serves hundreds of thousands of women by providing skills, knowledge, and resources that create sustainable change for them, their families, and their communities. GGWW is particularly enthusiastic about Women for Women International because of their holistic and empowering approach that addresses the social and economic barriers to equality, gender-based violence and its increased incidence in conflict affected areas, and the extreme distress of women in poverty.

GGWW and Women for Women International are aligned in the belief that strong women make strong nations.

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The Joyful Heart Foundation

The Joyful Heart Foundation is a leading national organization with a mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, and support survivors’ healing. Joyful Heart carries out its mission through an integrated program portfolio of education and advocacy, paving the way for innovative approaches to treating trauma; igniting shifts in the way the public views and responds to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse; and reforming and advancing policies and legislation to ensure access to justice for survivors.

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End Violence Against Women International

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) advocates for victims and trains law enforcement personnel to better serve women who have been assaulted.

EVAWI created the Start By Believing Campaign that is listed on GGWW’s Get Involved page.

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Champion Women

Champion Women leads targeted efforts to aggressively advocate for equality, accountability, and transparency. Sports are an important opportunity for girls, but the lack of response to reports about predators like Larry Nassar and others has been profoundly negligent and damaging for thousands of athletes. Champion Women seeks to fearlessly address powerful and influential educational and athletic institutions that have fallen short in addressing critical gender equity issues.

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Noble Women's Initiative

Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates - Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Leymah Gbowee, and Mangari Waathai - to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality. It is their mission to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel Prize to spotlight, amplify and promote the work of grassroots women’s organizations and movements around the world. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global annual campaign that brings attention to gender violence and highlights the work of activists all over the world. Every year, each day from November 25th to December 10th, Nobel Women's Initiative highlights 16 grassroots women activists and peacebuilders working for peace, justice and equality. 

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Deliver for Good

Deliver for Good is an evidence based global campaign that applies a gender lens to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promotes critical investments in girls and women to power progress for all. With a network of more than 500 supporting organizations, the Deliver for Good Campaign mobilizes advocates and decision-makers across sectors, issue areas, and generations to redefine the narrative around girls and women — from being described as victims and vulnerable, to being seen as powerful agents of change and critical drivers of progress.

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Women Political Leaders

Women Political Leaders is the global network of female politicians. The mission of WPL is to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions. WPL is an independent, international, post-partisan and not-for-profit foundation based in Reykjavik, Iceland - the world champion of gender equality.

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AWID

The Association for Women’s Rights and Development is a global, feminist, membership, movement-support organization working to achieve gender justice and women’s human rights worldwide. AWID’s initiatives work to advance universal rights and justice, build feminist economies, and resource feminist movements.

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Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts works to achieve quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care for all. By partnering with local organizations that serve historically marginalized communities, Every Mother Counts helps to deliver high-impact, low-cost solutions to improve maternal health outcomes.

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Seneca Women

Seneca Women is a global leadership platform and media company centered on the principle that advancing women and girls will fast forward us to a more equitable and prosperous world. Seneca Women focuses on driving impactful media and thought leadership, including at institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the World Bank, the U.S. State Department and the United Nations.

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Freedom Network USA

Freedom Network USA is the nation’s largest coalition working to ensure that trafficked persons have access to justice, safety, and opportunity. FN USA is comprised of trafficking survivors, legal and social service providers, researchers, advocacy organizations, and expert consultants. Freedom Network USA influences policy, provides training and technical assistance, and increases the capacity of members and allies.

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Plan International

Plan International is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and excluded children while promoting greater equality for girls. Plan International is rights-based, active locally and globally, and achieves its goals with partnerships in 75 countries.

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The Georgetown Law Center’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity

The Georgetown Law Center’s Initiative on Gender Justice and Opportunity focuses on supporting low-income girls and girls of color. The Initiative’s work identifies barriers to girls’ health and well-being, elevates girls’ unique assets and needs, and develops solutions to better support girls in our public systems: schools, healthcare, and juvenile justice. 

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The United State of Women

The United State of Women is a national organization dedicated to convening, connecting, and amplifying voices in the fight for full gender equity. As a community for all women, gender nonconforming people, and allies who believe in full gender equity and want to work collectively to achieve it, USOW convenes organizations, advocates, organizers, and communities across the gender equity movement to raise collective voices.

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The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence is the voice in Washington for the 56 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions and 1300 rape crisis centers working to end sexual assault and support survivors. NAESV educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence. Its team of experts and advocates, donating time away from their state and local groups, publish written analysis, track legislation, provide media interviews, and advise members of Congress and the executive branch.

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The Guerilla Girls

The Guerilla Girls are feminist activist artist using facts, humor, and outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias as well as corruption in politics, art, film, and pop culture. Guerilla Girls’ anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, believing in an intersectional feminism that fights discrimination and supports human rights for all people, and undermining the idea of a mainstream narrative by revealing the understory, the subtext, and the overlooked.

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Zonta

Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence. Zonta International is a global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy in gender equality, GBV, and child marriage.

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Make Every Woman Count

Make Every Woman Count is an African woman-led organisation which serves as a mobilizing, networking, information, advocacy and training platform for African women by building their leadership capacities to influence policy and decision making. MEWC works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of African women’s rights advocates and organizations. Existing primarily online, MEWC centralizes current, critical resources and tools, providing African women with a platform for sharing ideas and maximizing the advocacy and networking potential of the Internet and social media technology.

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Centre for Women's Justice

Centre for Women’s Justice envisions a society in which all state institutions work effectively to eradicate male violence against women and girls. CWJ seeks to hold the state to account and challenge discrimination in the justice system by undertaking strategic litigation, raising awareness, and monitoring and challenging trends in policy, practice, and the law. CWJ brings together specialist lawyers, academics, and other specialists to ensure access to justice for victims of male violence across England and Wales.

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Women's International Peace Centre

Women’s International Peace Centre seeks to restore hope and renew the spirits of conflict-affected women by documenting women’s specific realities, advocating for gender-responsive policies and programs, strengthening women’s leadership skills and building networks for women’s substantive participation in local, national and regional peace and post-conflict recovery processes. Progressive impact in parts of Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe has been achieved through work with local partners and women leaders to advance peaceful conflict resolution, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction.

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Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide is a feminist women’s rights organization working in solidarity and partnership with women’s organizations around the world for a just world where the rights of all women are respected, valued, and realized. Womankind’s theory of change charts a course toward an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, equal access to economic rights and control over resources, and equal influence in decision making and ability to exercise political power.

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Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Rights Advocates fights for gender justice in workplaces and schools across the United States. ERA is building a world of true gender justice, by enforcing civil rights laws in court, fighting to end sexual violence in schools and workplaces, providing free legal advice and counseling to those who need it, and partnering with other advocacy organizations.

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GAPS UK

Gender Action for Peace and Security is the UK’s Women, Peace and Security civil society network. GAPS is an organization of 19 multi-mandate international NGOs, peacebuilding organizations, women’s rights organisations, and human rights organisations, holding the UK government to account on its international commitments to women and girls in conflict areas worldwide.

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Women Moving Millions

Women Moving Millions is a community of individuals giving $1 million or more to resource women and girls, elevating the power of women’s philanthropy to accelerate progress toward gender equality. WMM’s mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls, collectively having made commitments of nearly $800 million and is using the power of its voice and influence to inspire others to invest with a gender lens.

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#NotInMyCity

#NotInMyCity is a facilitative organization working to disrupt human trafficking by raising awareness, creating a platform for collective action, and mobilizing communities. #NotInMyCity’s work is guided by five strategic directions based on extensive engagement and consultation with local and national (Canada) stakeholders: empowering individuals, building community awareness and action, addressing unique needs of vulnerable groups, advancing leading practice, and supporting high risk youth.

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Amplify Girls

AMPLIFY is a collective of community-driven organizations in Eastern Africa collaborating to create a community-based alternative to traditional development scale, focusing on the power and potential of adolescent girls. AMPLIFY utilizes intentional collaboration to share best practices, develop community driven metrics and create large scale joint advocacy campaigns in order to accentuate the unparalleled impact that community-driven organizations have in transforming the lives of adolescent girls. AMPLIFY is rooted in the belief that local community organizations are extremely effective in establishing long-term sustainable change. These organizations have the experience and tools to successfully deliver holistic programs and are uniquely positioned to collaborate with community leaders, families, girls and other decision makers.

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Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women envisions a world where movements for gender justice transform power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all and funds bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create meaningful and lasting change. Over the course of 30+ years, Global Fund for Women has supported feminist movements and grassroots organizers to end civil wars, get female Presidents elected, and secure laws giving new protection to millions.

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Equality Fund

Equality Fund is a Canadian-based organization working with a collective of partners to build a new model for sustainable investment in feminist movements globally. Equality Fund reaches across sectors, borders, and industries to ensure that meaningful resources and power flow to women’s rights organizations and feminist movements everywhere.

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African Women Rights Advocates

African Women Rights Advocates uses experience, networks, cultures, religions and languages to influence and transform local, national and global advocacy and policies shaping African women and girls everywhere. As a member-led movement, AWRA provides its members which include individuals and organizations with campaigns, social media and editorials, and academic partners. Leaders, grassroots activists, and entrepreneurs collaborate with allies, and impactful campaigns are created to massively shift policies and ensure that accountability measures are in place so that all African women and girls everywhere live a dignified and fulfilled life. Ending FGM is one of the causes of the founders.

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FEMNET

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a pan- African, feminist and membership-based network based in Nairobi with over 800 members across 49 African countries. FEMNET has strategically positioned herself as a convenor, organizer and facilitator on critical issues including women’s involvement in governance and leadership, promoting women’s economic justice, advocating for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, ending gender-based violence and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and strengthening the women’s movement in Africa.

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The Army of Survivors

The Army of Survivors is the only national organization advocating for and supporting child athlete survivors of sexual violence. Created by a group of more than 40 survivors of sexual violence, the Army of Survivors’ goal is to end sexual assault against young athletes by ensuring perpetrators and enablers are held accountable, creating transparency in reporting, building an environment in which athletes do not fear retaliation when reporting abuse, and advocating for change to protect survivors.

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WILPF

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom uses advocacy as a tool to create concrete changes in practices, policies, laws, norms, programmes and systems for durable peace. Advocacy work focuses on governments and the United Nations to stop violence and work to abolish the causes of war, and working with others including non-state actors and civil society. WILPF undertakes nonviolent activism around the world from campaigns to protests, from peace art to political rallies.

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Equality Now

Equality Now is an international network of lawyers, activists and supporters holding governments responsible for ending human trafficking, FGM, child marriage, and sexual violence. Equality Now challenges ingrained cultural assumptions and asserts that the power of the law can achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

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Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women is an abolitionist non-profit organization that works to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls worldwide. CATW  engages in initiatives to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual exploitation, support survivor leadership and change laws and policies to reach equality for women and girls around the world.

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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, is the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls. Focusing on preventing violence, implementing laws and policies, and improving access to vital services for survivors, the UN Trust Fund invests in life-changing initiatives resulting in improved international legislative frameworks and standards on ending violence against women and girls, as well as an increased political will to address the issue.

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RALIANCE

RALIANCE partners with a wide range of organizations to improve their cultures and create environments free from sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse. Combining resources form three leading national sexual violence prevention organizations into a single unified force, RALIANCE helps leaders establish safe workplaces and strong communities by advancing research, influencing policy, and supporting innovative programs.

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The Equality Institute

The Equality Institute is a global feminist agency working to end violence against women and girls. Through the power of partnership, and with relationships across multiple sectors and diverse institutions, the EQI builds bridges and promotes collaboration in the field. EQI promotes research and learning, offers creative communications services, and shapes policy through strategic engagement and advocacy.

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Prevention Collaborative

The Prevention Collaborative is a global network of practitioners, activists, and researchers working to better equip ourselves and others with the vision, knowledge, and skills necessary to end violence against women and their children worldwide. The Prevention Collaborative serves as a resource and ally to women’s rights organizations, civil society groups, International NGOs, donors, and governments – strengthening their ability to deliver cutting edge prevention programs informed by research base evidence, practice-based knowledge, and feminist principles.

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The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders builds equal, resilient and peaceful communities. GNWP is a coalition of over 100 women’s rights organizations from over 40 countries around the world experiencing humanitarian crises or conflict. By elevating the voices of local women leaders and helping young women and girls reach their full potential through education, GNWP works to ensure that women leaders get a seat at the table and have resources, knowledge, and skills to effectively lead response in their communities.

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The International Civil Society Action Network

The International Civil Society Action Network promotes inclusive and sustainable peace in countries affected by violent conflict, extremism, militarism, and closing political space.  Recognizing the gendered impact of conflict and the critical role of women peacebuilders, ICAN fulfills its mission through a dual strategy of shaping and influencing the peace and security policies of governments, and sustaining and strengthening a global movement of innovative locally rooted women peacebuilders to have voice and influence wherever matters of peace, violent conflict, rights, and human security are determined. ICAN brings the word and spirit of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the global women, peace and security agenda to life.

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Women's Rights Watch

Women’s Rights Watch is an international organization fighting to raise awareness, and one day, end sexual violence, slavery, FGM, and poverty in Africa. WRW believes the road to prosperity lies in the empowerment of women in the community, safety for women and girls in public areas, and promoting human rights with women’s voices.

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Uganda Women's Network

Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) is an advocacy organization that exists to coordinate collective action among women’s rights and gender equality stakeholders for the attainment of gender equality and equity in Uganda. UWONET focuses on galvanizing the capacity of women in leadership and governance, and enhancing economic justice and empowerment.

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The National Women’s Council

The National Women’s Council is a national representative organization for women and women’s groups in Ireland, with the ambition of an Ireland where every woman enjoys true equality, and no woman is left behind. NWC is a movement-building organization rooted in its membership and is part of the international movement to protect and advance women’s and girls’ rights.

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Collective Shout

Collective Shout is a grassroots campaigns movement against the objectification of women and the sexualization of girls in media, advertising and popular culture. Through holding corporations, advertisers, marketers and media accountable for the objectification of women and sexualization of girls, Collective Shout works to bring about cultural change and societal transformation, and encourages strategic social partnerships that uphold the value of women and girls.

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The Strategic Initiative of the Horn of Africa

The Strategic Initiative of the Horn of Africa aims to contribute to unlocking the massive potential of the women’s rights movement in the Greater Horn of Africa. SIHA works through and in support of broad coalitions of grassroots members to campaign and advocate for women’s rights and equality by aligning violence against women and girls laws with human rights, challenge economic marginalization, protect women and girls who cross borders and migrate for work, and building women’s movements.

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Every Woman Treaty

Every Woman Treaty is a campaign for a global treaty to end violence against women and girls. As a diverse coalition of more than 1,700 women’s rights advocates, including 840 organizations, in 128 countries working for a safer world for women and girls worldwide, Every Woman Treaty has drafted and calls on UN Member Nations to ratify an international agreement.

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No More Rape Myths

No More Rape Myths campaigns in the UK for responsible media coverage on the issue of sexual violence. The No More Rape Myth campaign directly and publicly challenges reporting that perpetuates myths or undermines survivors, and recognizes and promotes responsible reporting.

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Womens Regional Network

Women’s Regional Network amplifies the voices of unheard, marginalized women, and addresses the interlinked issues of peace and security, justice and governance and growing militarization in South Asia. WRN presents an effective flexible platform for collaborating on research and analysis, joint advocacy and representation, and the implementation of well-designed initiatives. WRN develops and delivers specific advocacy campaigns to ensure that grassroots women’s concerns and their voices directly shape political discourse, policy development and program implementation.

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Alliance for Immigrant Survivors

The Alliance for Immigrant Survivors is a national network of advocates and allies dedicated to defending and advocating for policies that ensure immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other gender-based abuses have access to life-saving protections. AIS coordinates the Immigration Subcommittee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. The NTF is focused on the development, passage, and implementation of effective public policy to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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Survived & Punished

Survived and Punished is a national coalition that includes survivors, organizers, victim advocates, legal advocates and attorneys, policy experts, scholars, and currently and formerly incarcerated people. S&P organizes to de-criminalize efforts to survive domestic and sexual violence, support and free criminalized survivors, and abolish gender violence, policing, prisons, and deportations.

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The Gender Security Project

The Gender Security Project is a digital platform with a focus on gender, security, justice, and peace through research, reportage, and documentation. Operating from The Global South, the initiative aims at centering voices, scholarship, research, and reportage from the global south within the contexts of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and Feminist Foreign Policy.

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Women7 (W7)

Women7 (W7) is a group of civil society organizations that come together to promote proposals on gender equality and women’s rights within the G7 process. Building on feminist principles of intersectionality and inclusion, W7 aims to bring together voices from civil society around the world to critically reflect on and inform G7 outcomes. Its objective is to ensure that G7 leaders make concrete political and financial commitments that can have a tangible, lasting and transformative impact on the lives of women and girls in all their diversity. Women7 hosts rotate on an annual basis along with the G7 presidencies.

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The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence

The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence is an alliance of Irish human rights, humanitarian and development organisations, Irish Aid and the Irish Defence Forces. The Consortium was formed to address the high levels of sexual violence that was being perpetrated in international conflict and crisis situations. Together we work to increase knowledge and understanding of violence against women and girls. We strive to ensure high quality programming and policy responses across the humanitarian and development contexts in which we work and to build leadership to support our shared vision of a world free from gender-based violence.

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Femena

emena supports women human rights defenders (WHRDs), their organizations and feminist movements in the MENA and Asia regions, with a particular focus on countries where civic space is shrinking or closed as well as contexts impacted by conflict and extremism. Femena works with partners to promote gender equality, inclusion and peace, expand civic space, strengthen civil society and WHRD resilience, and foster solidarity and south-south cooperation in MENA and Asia regions. Femena carries out its mission through an interlinked or wraparound approach of advocacy, research, documentation, convenings, and training and by fostering the development of communities of practice.

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European Women's Lobby

European Women’s Lobby brings together the women’s movement in Europe to influence the general public and European Institutions in support of women’s human rights and equality between women and men. Representing the diversity of the women’s movement across Europe, EWL builds consensus and mobilizes members’ collective experience and expertise to work on major issues affecting women and girls. EWL strives to realize women’s rights, equality between women and men and social justice, leaving no woman and girl behind.

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African Women Rights Advocates

African Women Rights Advocates is a survivor-led initiative founded by African women in the diaspora and on the continent. To achieve sustainable change in their communities, AWRA uses collective experiences to create and deliver mentorship projects, awareness campaigns, and safe spaces for women and girls. AWRA is a movement for everyone that believes in gender equity, openness, and collaborative partnerships, working to ensure that African women and girls live their best lives without limitations and gender-based violence.

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