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Economic Justice & Fighting Poverty

We help women to lift their families out of poverty and hunger, and achieve economic independence.

Environmental Justice

We preserve harmony and balance with our environment, and stand up to harmful exploitation of our natural resources.

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Women's Health

We safeguard the health of women and girls, and meet their specific needs for immediate and long-term care.

Women Climate Defenders

We give tools and support to women defenders of our climate and all the lives who depend on it.

Emergency Relief

We ensure that women and families have urgent aid and lasting support to rebuild after disaster strikes.

Latest Press

Human Rights Report

Together with our partner in Nepal, the National Indigenous Women's Forum, we put forward a report to the UN presenting 15 recommendations on guaranteeing equal rights for Indigenous women in Nepal. 

published: 12/07/2018
Human Rights Report

The UN General Assembly is going to receive a new draft treaty on crimes against humanity. Unfortunately, the new draft uses an outdated definition of gender that would give some governments an excuse to ignore persecution of women and LGBTIQ people. This new treaty is a historic opportunity to address egregious crimes and enhance state efforts to prevent and punish gender-based crimes. However, a text that fails to reflect the current human rights definition of gender could sideline women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons; and other marginalized groups. It could also result in even greater impunity for gender-based crimes amounting to crimes against humanity. 

published: 11/27/2018
Your Support in Action

I've just returned from a fact-finding trip to Arizona, where we visited gender violence survivors at the Eloy detention center. They have come from countries across the region to seek asylum here in the US. But instead of sanctuary, many of them are trapped in long-term detention in a system stacked against them. Trump's latest executive order, announced while I was in Arizona, makes it even worse, upending asylum law to reject even more people seeking safety. 

published: 11/14/2018
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