This grant would support the overall mission and activities of Women Thrive, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that works with women’s groups in developing countries. Women Thrive advocates for changes in U.S. and global policy that would permit women and men to share equally in opportunities for economic prosperity, citizen voice, and freedom from fear and violence. During the grant period, the organization would be focused on three goals: (1) increasing U.S. government commitment to and investment in creating equitable economies in poor developing countries, with a priority focus on gender and the "invisible" economy, (2) instituting a stand-alone U.N. Sustainable Development Goal on equitable learning for all children, and (3) codification of the United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally.
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for research on women's economic empowerment issues
With this project grant, Women Thrive will conduct an overview of existing research and data on the following themes: 1) Women's participation in the informal and formal sector; 2) women's access to and ownership of land, property, and financial assets; and 3) women's access to local, regional, and global markets. Women Thrive will meeting with regional and national networks and collectives within the global south to assess priorities around the themes mentioned and identify any alternative themes for policy mapping and advocacy interventions. Building on this work, Women Thrive will map out any potential policy interventions and potential for future advocacy. Finally, Women Thrive will propose a policy agenda for future work on a focused area of economic opportunities for women.
for a project to promote more effective U.S. development assistance
With this project grant, Women Thrive Worldwide would advance the following outcomes: (1) the U.S. government would take meaningful steps toward fundamental foreign aid reform with evidence of those reforms at the field level; (2) proposed and prospective budget reductions to global poverty-focused assistance and to the institutions that manage and deliver U.S. aid would be minimized; and (3) social and gender analysis would be incorporated into the design, implementation, and monitoring of U.S. development assistance programs to ensure that both men and women benefit. Women Thrive’s work in these areas would support and operate in tandem with the Hewlett Foundation-funded Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.