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Listening to Survivors

Nonviolence Programs

Legal and Policy Reform

Training and Education

We’re addressing the root cause of gender-based violence against women and girls.

Our Mission

Global Rights for Women works with leaders around the world to advance women and girls’ human right to live free from violence through legal reform and institutional and social change.

About Global Rights for Women

There are hundreds of millions of women in the world who live in countries where domestic and sexual violence is not a crime. Even where laws exist, they are often poorly implemented or not enforced.

This injustice and so many others convinced our founder and Executive Director, Cheryl Thomas, acclaimed human rights attorney, that women need an organization dedicated exclusively to their human right to be free from violence. Where survivor’s voices and experiences are the basis for legal reform and systemic change.

Since 2014, our global partnerships include 60+ women’s nongovernmental organizations, government agencies and U.S. Embassies, the United Nations, and global and local experts on violence against women. These trusted partnerships have advanced laws, values and practices aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls.

Together, we’ve impacted more than 65 million women with improved laws, policies and practices, and we will continue our work until all women are provided the human right to live free from gender-based violence.

We’re dedicated exclusively to advancing women and girls’ human right to be free from violence.

Because women everywhere deserve to equality, safety and justice.

Our values

Amplifying Survivors’ Voices.

We prioritize the experience of survivors in our system’s change work.

Collaboration.

We operate with a collaboration-first approach and work in conjunction with global partners in local communities.

Justice, Safety and Equality.

We recognize that violence against women intersects with multiple systems of oppression and we have a sustained commitment to justice, safety and equality for all.

Help End Violence against women and girls

Donate today

With your support, Global Rights for Women can continue our work to promote women’s human rights through effective systems change and legal reform on violence against women and girls.

become a partner

Our national and global partnerships include 60+ women’s nongovernmental organizations, government agencies and U.S. Embassies, the United Nations, and global and local experts on violence against women.

We collaborate with partners to end violence against women and girls by helping to identify obstacles to justice and safety for survivors of violence, and improving law, policy and practice.

Engage with Global Rights for Women

Do you share a vision of living in a world where women and girls live free from gender-based violence, attain equal rights, and reach their full potential as human beings?

There are a variety of opportunities to get involved with our work and help further our mission of advancing a woman’s right to live free from violence.