Join us in creating a safer world for women and girls
Through Global Systems Change
Every Woman is a coalition of 3,000+ women’s rights activists from 147 countries advancing a global treaty in the form of an Optional Protocol to CEDAW that codifies ending violence against women and girls into binding law to protect women and girls everywhere.
We catalyze leadership– from grassroots activists to heads of state– for global systems change to end this violence.
In practice, Every Woman Coalition catalyzes and supports:
Frontline Activists’ Leadership
We support grassroots activists and survivors’ advocacy in leading a global solution to gender-based violence – a treaty in the form of an Optional Protocol to CEDAW. We do so through capacity support, fellowships, and putting these activists in the halls of power through our Diplomacy Days program.
UN Member State Leadership
Every Woman supports bold leadership on the part of UN Member States in catalyzing this historic global moment to advance a new binding framework, based on CEDAW’s General Recommendation 35, ensuring the safety of women and girls everywhere.
We bring steadfast commitment to catalyzing resources necessary to strengthen the current framework while building upon it. This includes a drive for an exponential increase in implementation funding to end gender-based violence while tracking progress in ending violence against women and girls through a metrics-based system.
The time is now. Help write history. Join us
Every Woman has been advocating for a global binding framework for ten years. Through comprehensive research, bold advocacy, and high-level conversations with world leaders, we’ve come to the conclusion that currently, a new through an Optional Protocol to CEDAW based on General Recommendation 35 stands to be the most efficient path to eradicate the most pervasive human rights violation on earth.
A new Optional Protocol dedicated to ending violence against women and girls would be a binding legal mechanism, expanding CEDAW’s extraordinary accomplishments and capacity to address gender-based violence.
So much has been accomplished over the past decade. But in many ways, the race has just begun.
Now more than ever, we need YOU to step up and join our call for a new through an Optional Protocol to CEDAW that codifies ending violence against women and girls into binding law to create a safer world.
What you can do
Your contributions help fund research, activist training, communications campaigns, and diplomacy efforts to advance our mission of creating global systems change.
Join the movement
Women’s rights activists from around the world are welcome to join our ranks and propel our movement.
Spread the word
Share our work and progress with your network and invite them to amplify the call for a new specific to ending violence against women and girls through an Optional Protocol to CEDAW.