Creating, expanding and facilitating independent and inclusive civil society spaces for policy dialogue and advocacy based on feminist principles; building members’, partners’ and other stakeholders’ critical analytical capacity to examine laws, policies and institutions from the perspective of women’s rights/human rights and social justice; strengthen the voice, power and capacity for feminist (egalitarian and inclusive) leadership of women (including women politicians), youth, and community groups to effectively engage in policy and budget processes and hold duty-bearers accountable.
Develop and widely share effective and innovative approaches to public awareness-raising and community mobilization to influence values, beliefs, attitudes, social norms and cultural practices so as to foster a culture of non-violence and respect for human rights and dignity of all people, gender equality, and substantive democracy based on social justice/socio-economic equality; and build the capacity of diverse groups, e.g. local communities, schools, NGOs, men and boys, young women (all LGBTIQ+-inclusive), etc. to competently use these approaches, with a focus on GBV prevention, women’s political power, SRHR, and transforming masculinities for gender justice.
Proactively fostering inclusive youth and young women’s activism, supporting the empowerment and active engagement of “power minority” groups, including LGBTQI+, people living with disabilities (women with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities), rural and peri-urban groups (artisanal miners, women pensioneers, single mothers, herder women); contributing to civil society development more broadly and facilitating networking and partnerships among different civil society sub-sectors/NGO communities as well as between NGOs and other stakeholders such as media, government, international organizations.
Building staff, board and members’ capacity; strengthening internal governance and financial systems; improving the quality, diversity and sustainability of funding (this latter goal is the hardest given the unfavorable external conditions