Themes & Issue Areas

We understand that empowering women and girls as well as overcoming poverty must be pursued in tandem. We seek to fund holistic approaches that consider all aspects of a girl or woman’s life in order to achieve their objectives.

Education is every girl’s right. But without access to education, young women and girls will neither claim their rights nor have the power to make their own choices.

Gender based violence negatively affects the physical and psychological health of millions of women and girls; young girls are especially vulnerable to violence.

Young women and girls deserve ownership over their sexual and reproductive rights. Access and education are key to achieving this form of empowerment.

In many places in the world women and girls cannot participate in the workforce, cannot vote, cannot move freely, are paid significantly less than men and are subject to discriminatory norms and unequal power dynamics.

Women make up over 50 percent of the world’s population, and yet they continue to be under-represented as voters, political leaders and elected officials.

Women’s economic empowerment is a direct gateway to gender equality, poverty alleviation, and economic growth and prosperity.

Every young woman and girl is entitled to more: access to information, control of their bodies, and a safe place to live and thrive.