Global Rights for Women (GRW) is an international leader in ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) through legal and systems reform. We partner with NGOs, governments and intergovernmental organizations to:
- Draft laws
- Conduct transformational training of legal professionals charged with enforcing the laws
- Build capacity of local advocacy efforts
- Monitor implementation of laws, policies and practices
GRW’s programming is tailored to realize a vision of a world in which women are guaranteed their human rights to equality and freedom from violence. It is vital that the implementation of VAWG laws is victim-centered and holds offenders accountable. GRW’s programming incorporates an understanding that multiple forms and systems of oppression affect women and girls ability to be free from violence.
Our program objectives fit into three broad categories:
- Capacity building through the technical assistance that we provide to our NGO partners on the ground
- Education to share knowledge of the role of legal and systems reform in addressing VAWG
- Research and writing to carry our advocacy to a broad audience.
Working alongside partners – UN Women, the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, LaStrada Moldova, MARTA Latvia, US embassies throughout the world and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, to name just a few – Global Rights for Women collaborates to transform legal systems for women and girls by changing laws, policies, and practices.
GRW works with international partners, most often NGOs, to provide an array of customized trainings on bettering responses to violence against women and girls. We work with international and domestic partners to offer trainings to law enforcement, legal professionals, government representatives, NGOs, and more, that are adapted to the international context and controlling legal framework. All trainings are grounded in local advocacy and the lived experiences of women and girls in those countries.
Members of the GRW staff have been working in the violence against women field for decades and are tireless in their efforts to ensure that our network of partners has consistent access to the current best practices and developments happening across the globe on bettering responses to violence against women. With this in mind, GRW partners with numerous individuals, groups, and organizations to bring about legal reforms and systems change. Our partnerships take various forms; some are more formalized through contracts or funded grants, while others are less formal collaborations with nongovernmental organizations, government and US Embassy contacts, or local partners and experts on violence against women.