Global Fund for Women exists to support the tireless and courageous efforts of women’s groups who work every day to win rights for women and girls.
It also includes equal access to education, expanding women’s economic opportunities, and reducing the burdens of unpaid care work on women and girls. administration’s proposed cuts to foreign aid and stringent policies—from abortion and refugee resettlement to climate change— pose a direct threat to the health, dignity, and well-being of women and girls everywhere.We stand for a woman’s right to decide if and when she has children, and to have high-quality health care that means she won’t die in pregnancy or during childbirth.We know female genital mutilation is a violation of girls’ rights, and must be eliminated.We want every woman and girl to realize the rights that are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.We also stand for other rights that are vital for women’s equality.Global Fund for Women is committed to turning these challenges into opportunities for women to assert their leadership, action, and voice.By 2020, Global Fund for Women will ensure that movements for women’s rights are powerful, influential, and achieving lasting gains.Now it is up to all of us to hold governments accountable for their commitments and make sure the goals are met. We must reflect: Will women globally lose hard-won rights, or will the backlash instead catalyze new wins?Involving women – and funding the solutions of grass-roots women’s groups – will be critical to success. This moment calls for energizing new efforts and focus on strengthening women’s movements to help lead the charge for social change on the most pressing issues of our time.Because most women lacked the educational and economic resources that would enable them to challenge the existing social order, women generally accepted their inferior status as their only option.Women led many governmental efforts to ensure their voting, employment and reproductive rights.