Vital Voices Global Partnership is the largest international non-governmental organization that provides training and mentoring to innovative women leaders, enhancing their ability to transform lives and advance peace and prosperity in their communities.
Women’s full participation in society is proven to accelerate development, equality and peace. And yet, only one percent of the world’s landowners are women, only 19 percent of the world’s parliamentarians are female, and an estimated 80 per cent of those trapped in modern day slavery are women and girls.
Economists endorse investments in female entrepreneurs as “smart economics,” multi-lateral institutions link women’s participation in the political process to effective governance, and decision makers across the globe condemn violence against women for its devastating impact on individuals, communities and societies.
To realize the global potential that women represent, Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies, invests in and brings visibility to leaders who advance development in ways that benefit society as a whole.