We Trained Advocates


Women Thrive Alliance worked to strengthen the institutional capacity and impact of grassroots gender equality and women’s rights organizations. We equipped them with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to build support and advocate effectively for the full implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5), to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.

The  Raise Your Voice capacity-building program provided a global learning community in which Alliance members accessed tailored tools, coaching, and training on fundraising, communications, and advocacy to help them meet their most pressing needs and build successful advocacy campaigns for SDG5. Through the in-person and online courses, members connected with each other, shared their knowledge, learned new skills, and applied their learning to advocacy activities and interactions with decision-makers.


Our Achieve SDG5 Initiative  brought grassroots-generated, evidence-based messages to national and global decision-makers to hold governments accountable to Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) commitments. In Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Cameroon, and Nigeria, Alliance members formed Achieve SDG5 coalitions to hold their respective governments accountable to achieving full gender equality by 2030.

#AchieveSDG5 illustrated the widespread support for gender equality worldwide. Around the world, advocates called for government decision-making processes to be participatory, citizen-driven, and inclusive of grassroots women and girls.