Education for girls and women is the one human right that underpins social change. Secondary, tertiary and continuing education is the door that leads to social and economic empowerment as well as to the enjoyment of other human rights.

Help GWI to continue assisting the leading women of tomorrow. Support women who are striving to build a better future for themselves, their children and their communities.



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“Certainly, winning an GWI grant had big impact on my life and career path. Had it not been for the GWI award, I would not have finished my studies as planned. In 2014, I aim to start a career with either international organisations or in academia in addition to continuing my activism work about the situation of women in Eritrea.” – Dr Tirhas Habtu, Gender Equality and the Political Participation of Women in Eritrea

“A book has just come out and is based on my PhD research, funded by GWI. The GWI grant has enabled me to do in-depth research on the issues discussed in the book. I would once again express my appreciation of the grant, I couldn’t have done it without it.” – Susanne Wessendorf, Germany

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We are grateful to the Patrons who choose to support GWI’s work in favour of girls’ and women’s quality, lifelong education. Each person who decides to become a Patron contributes directly to changing girls’ and women’s lives.



GWI’s office is relocating to another Geneva location on 16 August.  For a few days, we will have limited access to our emails, telephone and website. We appreciate your understanding during this time of positive change. We will be back to normal working conditions on Monday, 21 August.


Thank you, GWI Staff.


Les bureaux de GWI seront en cours de déménagement a Geneve le 16 Août. Pendant quelques jours, nous aurons un accès limité à nous emails, téléphone et site web. Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre compréhension pendant ce changement. Nous serons de retour à la normale le lundi 21 Août.


Merci, l’équipe GWI.