Thought Leadership

We push the global agenda for women and girls

Our work contributes to cutting edge research and forges new alliances catalyzing positive change.

Coalition Work

Vital Voices’ Human Rights team provides thought leadership and advocacy related to gender-based violence by participating in and leading several national and international coalitions.

Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST)
Vital Voices serves on ATEST with 12 other domestic and international organizations that collectively advocate for solutions to prevent and end all forms of trafficking.

Women, Peace and Security Civil Society Working Group
The U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security (U.S. CSWG) is a non-partisan network of civil society organizations with expertise on the impacts of women in war and their participation in peacebuilding. The working group is an engaged coalition to promote the effective implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.

Girls Not Brides
Girls Not Brides USA, the U.S. national partnership to end child marriage, is an advocacy coalition composed of more 50 organizations and has been working for nearly a decade to elevate and prioritize the U.S. government’s engagement on this issue globally.

Coalition to End Violence against Women and Girls Globally
The Coalition to End Violence against Women and Girls Globally consists of more than 200 organizations that work to build public support and raises awareness to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls globally; urge the U.S. government to elevate diplomatic and programmatic work on this issue; and advocate for a holistic multi-sectoral approach that promotes and shares best practices to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.

Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition 

The Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition brings together approximately 20 diverse NGOs as well as former U.S. government officials, think tanks, and academics that are working to support the empowerment of women and girls globally.

U.S. End FGM/C Network

The U.S. End FGM/C Network aims to eliminate FGM/C by connecting, supporting, elevating and advocating on behalf of and with diverse U.S. stakeholders engaged in prevention, education, and care.

U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

The U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (U.S. CSWG) is a non-partisan network of civil society organizations with expertise on issues involving women, war and peace. The U.S. CSWG engages with U.S. government agencies through consultations and roundtable discussions and facilitates contact with a wide range of national and international actors to advance the WPS agenda. The U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (U.S. CSWG) consists of over 40member organizations and is housed at its Secretariat, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). USIP is a nonpartisan, independent, national institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security.

 

For more information about Vital Voices’ thought-leadership engagement on coalitions, please contact our human rights team at humanrights@vitalvoices.org