With this support, Women Thrive would continue its work with Global South organizations using a variety of advocacy tactics to shape the post-2015 development agenda so that the concepts of quality learning and gender equity in education are advanced. Women Thrive defines success as: (1) a stand-alone goal focused on equitable learning and (2) education and women’s organizations from the Global South showing improved advocacy capacity and directly influencing post-2015 education and learning proposals.
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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.