GWI Girls Education for Brighter Futures

by Graduate Women International (GWI), (formerly International Federation of University Women)
GWI Girls Education for Brighter Futures


For 100 years, Graduate Women International has developed, coordinated and operated impactful global education, gender equality and empowering projects for women and girls around the world. Our vision is for 100% of girls and women in the world to achieve quality education beyond primary school to reach their highest potentials. The advocacy work and micro-projects held throughout the world remove the sociocultural, gender-related, and economic barriers girls face towards education endeavours.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the right to education. Today, more girls than ever go to school, yet girls continue to face multiple barriers to education based on gender. This includes barriers such as harmful gender stereotypes, child marriage, gender-based violence, girls lack of inclusive/quality learning environments, and inadequate/unsafe education infrastructure, including sanitation, and poverty. Also, is the absence of adapted learning for ageing women.


Through cooperation between donors and global affiliates, GWI Girls Education for Brighter Futures develops, coordinates and manages advocacy projects and initiatives on local, national, and international levels that focus on promoting the rights of girls and women to access to secondary, tertiary, continuing and non-traditional education. It will reduce negative influences of cultural on girls' right to education. It will promote the realisation of human rights by providing advocacy training.

Long-Term Impact

Approximately 6000 women and girls globally have been positively impacted by the Graduate Women International various projects since 2015, and 30 projects have been successfully implemented since 2015 in 14 countries. Funding the GWI Girls Education for Brighter Futures programme will continue this positive impact on girls' education by helping thousands of girls and women with access to safe, quality education, realise increased gender equality and lifelong learning to break the poverty cycle.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader:
Stacy Dry Lara
Versoix, Switzerland
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