The Cause

Education for girls and women is a cross cutting issue that can help to mitigate many social and policy challenges. Educating girls and women saves lives, improves the quality of life for families and communities and bolsters national economies.


Business Case

Equal access to education for all people is an essential element of economic growth. Increasing women’s access to secondary, tertiary, non-traditional…


Education & Human Rights

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Article 26 states…



Health Outcomes

Education improves the living conditions of women and benefits the communities in which they live. Education enables women to contribute …


Social Change

Women are instrumental in effecting social change and bringing about improvements to political and social landscapes. Research has shown…



Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable development and women’s access to education are inextricable


Peace and Stability

All research has shown that investment in gender equality and the empowerment of women, including educational and training…



Education, Legal, Property & Finance

Women are less likely than men to have formal bank accounts. In developing economies, women are 20% less likely than men to have an account at a formal financial institution, and 17% less likely to have borrowed formally in the past year. Access to formal finance is an important tool for opening up further economic opportunities for women…



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.