One of the greatest challenges women activists and women’s organisations face today is underfunding. Without adequate resources, grassroots activists find themselves struggling to bring about change. Change that is desperately needed.
WILPF works to improve this situation. Through our small grants initiatives, we provide financial support to our national Sections and Groups and to local partner organisations. Our grants fund projects that aim to strengthen movement building and advocacy at the grassroots level. They also help local groups of women’s rights advocates provide training for their members and build their own capacity.
We believe that supporting local efforts this way is essential in promoting gender equality and creating sustainable peace. Because when local activism is strong, it has the power to effect real change.