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per cent of gender action learning participants reported positive behavioral changes in their personal lives, organizations & communities

Feminist Leadership Program Results

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years of data on violence against women in 70 countries found that the mobilisation of strong, autonomous feminist groups was the key factor in driving policy change

American Political Science Review, 2012

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our mission

gender equality isn’t a woman’s issue. it’s a human issue.

Gender at Work envisions a world that values and respects women’s human rights and cultures of equality, especially gender equality. We understand that to change systems of power that hold inequality in place, relationships between people, institutions and organizations have to shift.

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Our framework highlights the interlinked dimensions of change required to make sustainable progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment.


Our bi-monthly Gender at Work podcast amplifies the voices of global gender activists searching for new ways to understand our work, our institutions and ourselves.

Action Learning

Gender Action Learning is a change process aimed at transforming unequal power dynamics, organizational culture and processes to advance gender equality.


Our knowledge resources include conceptual tools and practices to change the deep structures that hold gender inequality in place in organizations and communities.


Gender at Work offers a range of consulting services to organizations to strengthen their contribution to gender equality and work to advance feminist leadership.


We are advancing the theoretical foundations on gender equality by engaging with universities and organizations to promote research and offer new courses.

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Creating more inclusive workplaces

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“Feminist futures is a world in the making; a world of adventure and imagination; a world of promise where everyone can realize their potential and live in harmony.”

Yaba Bodoe

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  1. mission & history

    How it all began
    In 1999, three impassioned feminists – Aruna Rao, David Kelleher and Rieky Stuart – wrote Gender at Work: Organizational Change for Equality, a book that laid the seeds for this international collaborative. Gender at Work was founded in 2001 by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, now UN Women), and Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP). It was established as a non-profit in 2003.
  2. mission & history

    Founded by AWID, CIVICUS, UN Women & WLP
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    Registered as a Non-Profit Organization in the US
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    Gender Action Learning Program Launched in India
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    Registered as a Non-Profit Organization in Canada
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    Registered as a Non-Profit Trust in India
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    Established Gender at Work Private Limited in India
  8. where we're headed

    What we hope to achieve by 2020
    The work that we do now is crucial for the feminist future we hope to see by 2020. We are committed to expanding our work and growing our network so that more change agents around the world will be equipped with the necessary strategies to untangle deep structures that discriminate against women. In addition, we strive to increase the number of organizations that recognize the importance of changing deep structures of discrimination and informal norms in order to end discrimination against women and create cultures of equality.

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