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Listening to Survivors

Nonviolence Programs

Legal and Policy Reform

Training and Education

Ending violence against women and girls through legal reform.

2023 Annual Event: An Empowering Evening to End Gender-Based Violence

This year, we invite you to join us for the 2023 Global Rights for Women Annual Event: An Empowering Evening in Minneapolis to End Gender-Based Violence on Thursday, September 28th. This evening event will include a reception of appetizers, beverages and socializing, and an exciting program featuring Emcee Jearlyn Steele, Global Rights for Women Executive Director Cheryl Thomas; Global Rights for Women international colleagues, and musical performances from pianists Mary Louise Knutson and vocalists Diane Davis and Timothy Thomas. A livestream of the event will also be available.  Connect with Sara Mowchan to get more information about sponsorship and ticket opportunities.

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Valiant Voices: Amplifying Global Conversations

Valiant Voices is a conversation series featuring human rights advocates and survivors, addressing injustice and disrupting oppressive systems that cause harm. These are the stories of powerful leaders creating change in their communities and around the world.

Equality • Safety • Justice

About the work

Global Rights for Women believes women and girls around the world deserve to live their life free from gender-based violence; they deserve equality, safety and justice. Which is why we’ve been on a mission since 2014 to support communities, organizations and institutions in advancing laws, values and practices that eliminate violence against women and girls.

More than 60 million women have been impacted because of our work, we will continue until all women are provided the human right to live free from gender-based violence. And, with your support, we believe we can achieve that goal. 

More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation; it’s mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15.

WHO. Female Genital Mutilation, 2022.