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The Huairou Commission

Brooklyn, NY | https://huairou.org/
Joined in August 2007

About Us

The Huairou Commission (HC) is a member-led global network of grassroots women’s community-based organizations working to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their rural and urban poor communities in over 45 countries. Focused on a common mission—to build a movement that empowers and strengthens women’s leadership in gender-just, sustainable local development—global network members and secretariat mobilize resources and facilitate strategic cooperation and innovative partnerships to expand grassroots women’s influence in local to global decision making areas determining the plans and resources that are available to develop women, their homes and communities. 

HC focuses on ensuring grassroots women’s organizations are recognized and resourced as key actors in the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), poverty eradication efforts, and bottom-up approaches to engendering community development processes. Women leaders of the Huairou Commission are on the front lines of activism around prominent development issues including land and housing rights, natural disasters, resilience building, food security, climate change, HIV/AIDS, safe public spaces, sustainable urbanization, transparent and accountable governance, economic empowerment and gender equality.  


The work of the Huairou Commission and its members is guided by a four-part strategy designed to:

  1. Strengthen Grassroots Women’s Organizing and Leadership
  2. Promote Development through Awareness and Locally-Led Initiatives
  3. Build Constituencies and Networks
  4. Influence and Change Public Policy Processes

Read more at http://www.huairou.org

The Huairou Commission (HC) is a member-led global network of grassroots women’s community-based organizations working to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their rural and urban poor communities in over 45…

Issue Areas Include

  • Climate Change
  • Community Development
  • Policy
  • Poverty
  • Women

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