Because When Women Thrive, the Whole World Thrives.

Achievements

Since Women Thrive Worldwide began in 1998, we have advocated for numerous laws to be passed, won several awards and brought women's voices from around the world to Washington through our partnerships.

2013 was another huge year.

We invite you to check out just some of our favorite moments from 2013 with this gallery »

To look back at even more of the highlights from 15 years of tireless work on behalf of women and girls, keep reading below.

2012

2011

  • Ritu Sharma participates in HungerFast, with overwhelming public support, and staves off worst cuts to foreign assistance budget.

2010

  • Thrive partners with DAA in Ghana

2009

  • Ritu Sharma lives on a dollar a day in Guatemala
  • Thrive partners with CBDF in Burkina Faso

2008

  • Ritu Sharma lives on a dollar a day in Nicaragua
  • Thrive partners with COMUCAP in Honduras
  • EDGE changes its name to Women Thrive Worldwide

2007

  • EDGE wins the Leet Award from InterAction for our work on the MCA

2006


2005

  • EDGE successfully advocates for gender inclusion in the Tsunami Relief bill

2004


2003


2002

  • EDGE successfully advocates for Access for Afghan Women Act of 2002

2000

  • EDGE successfully advocates for Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
  • Ritu Sharma serves on an official U.S. delegation to the UN General Assembly Session on Women (Beijing Plus Five)

1998

  • EDGE successfully advocates for women to be included in all programs of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  • Hurricane Mitch hits Central America, EDGE successfully advocates for the inclusion of gender analysis into the emergency relief package