Philanthropy Advancing Women's Human Rights
Mission + Purpose
To advance women’s human rights in the Global South and North, PAWHR mobilizes funders to share and leverage knowledge, deepen networks, and expand and drive resources.
Sharing members’ grantmaking strategies to increase collaboration and efficacy
Deepening knowledge through peer learning on a range of women’s human rights issues
Mapping emerging trends, gaps, and opportunities across the women’s human rights funding landscape
Advocating for greater inclusion of women’s human rights in philanthropy
Leveraging funds for greater collective impact on long standing and emerging women’s human rights issues
Expanding financial resources by providing a platform for joint advocacy and knowledge sharing to engage other donors, foundations, affinity groups, and bilateral institutions
Private foundations and philanthropic advisors that advance women’s human rights globally through a rights-based approach to grantmaking. If you meet PAWHR’s eligibility, please contact us for more information regarding membership via firstname.lastname@example.org. The Steering Committee reviews applications for new members on a rolling basis.
Established in 2014, Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR) currently comprises 12 members and is governed by a Steering Committee.
Channel Foundation Oak Foundation
Dietel Partners Open Society Foundations
Ford Foundation Sigrid Rausing Trust
Foundation for a Just Society Wallace Global Fund
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Wellspring Advisors
NoVo Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Keely Tongate, Co-Director
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