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Listening to Survivors

Nonviolence Programs

Legal and Policy Reform

Training and Education

Join a collaborative community of international and local partners .

Who are all commited to helping women live free from gender-based violence.

Creating and supporting law, policy and practice enforced through a survivor-led, coordinated community response that prioritizes equality and safety for women and girls, and accountability for abusers.

legal reform and systems change

About Global Rights for Women

There are 600 million 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.

Our mission is to work with leaders around the world to advance women and girls’ human right to live free from violence.

Support Our Work

To live in a world where women and girls live free from gender-based violence, attain equal rights, and reach their full potential as human beings.

Our vision will be realized when survivors of violence are acknowledged and believed, perpetrators are held accountable, and communities no longer accept violence against women and girls.

Partner with us

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.

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.

Attend the Annual event

This evening event will include a reception of appetizers, beverages and socializing, and a once-in-a-lifetime program featuring Anita Hill in a virtual keynote address; Global Rights for Women Executive Director Cheryl Thomas; and renowned global and national leaders in ending gender-based violence against women and girls.

Become a Volunteer

Preventing and eliminating gender-based violence requires changing the laws, systems and perspectives that allow it to continue. Volunteer support allows us to provide even more educational tools, resources and trainings to systems that address the root-case of violence against women, so that it doesn’t happen in the first place.