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Taking Action

Learn more about our work amplifying the voices of the women we serve through our global and national advocacy efforts.

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We'll send you updates on our national and global advocacy efforts on these priority issues, as well as news from our Change Agents and opportunities to take action.

Our priority areas

Women survivors of conflict face many connected barriers to fully enjoying their fundamental rights. We seek to amplify the changes that women are driving forward in their communities through our national and global advocacy efforts. We prioritise four interlinked areas that are critical for breaking down those barriers.

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Women’s Rights in Conflict

Conflict both exacerbates and creates barriers to women’s empowerment. Yet women are critical to creating change. It is vital that the international community effectively delivers on its commitments for women affected by conflict. This includes commitments under the Women, Peace and Security Framework.

The Global Goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. As progress is made towards the Goals, we are concerned that marginalised women affected by conflict continue to be left behind. We are calling on the international community to listen to women’s experiences and ensure that the Goals deliver for the women we serve.

Violence Against Women

Violence against women is one of the biggest blocks to the realisation of women’s rights. For the women we serve, gender-based violence is complex and often drives them further into isolation. We are working with the international community to understand what works to prevent violence against women.

Women's Economic Empowerment in Conflict

Even in conflict, women’s economic opportunities are a fundamental right and an integral part of their wider empowerment. Yet conflict erodes choices and protections for women’s economic life. We work with a diverse range of partners to make the case for linking short-term economic support with women’s long-term empowerment.

Photo: Alison Wright
Photo: Alison Wright


Our Head of Policy and Advocacy, Carron Mann, highlights Women for Women International's engagement with the 63rd session of the UN's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).