Advocacy for Gender Equality

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Our Advocacy for Gender Equality program aims to ensure greater participation of grassroots women’s rights and gender equality advocates in development. Together with our members, we work to make sure that grassroots women and girls’ voices, priorities, and solutions, are heard and taken into account within local-, national-, and global-level decision-making spaces.

Our Achieve SDG5 initiative brings grassroots-generated, evidence-based messages to national and global decision-makers to hold governments accountable to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) commitments. #AchieveSDG5 illustrates the widespread support for gender equality worldwide. Around the world, advocates have called for government decision-making processes to be participatory, citizen-driven, and inclusive of grassroots women and girls. Learn more about the initiative by watching this video here.

Our #InTheRoom campaign galvanizes political representatives to civil society to individuals and anyone in between from around the world on the importance of women’s rights advocates place and participation in decision-making on the SDGs at the national and international levels.

Our National Advocacy Score Cards provide a way to assess civil society’s inclusion into the SDG implementation process at the national level, with a particular focus on SDG5. Women Thrive Alliance members provide feedback on their national processes, how safe and secure advocates are, and how gender equality advocates are (or are not) being included in decision-making. Our National Advocacy Score Card data is collected on an annual basis. Please read our Global National Scorecard reports in English and French.

Women Thrive Alliance works closely with coalitions and member organizations to identify advocacy opportunities and plan activities to further gender equality policies and programs. Through our advocacy coaching and National Advocacy Roadmaps, we also provide strategic support to existing campaigns to help them surmount challenges.

Our #FeministFridays discussion series seeks to change the narrative in “gender and development,” reinvigorating and connecting it to the global feminist, women’s rights, and social justice movements at-large.