Gender Action

  • Washington



1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 500
United States

About Us

Gender Action's mission is to promote women's rights and gender equality and ensure women and men equally participate in and benefit from International Financial Institution (IFIs) investments in developing countries.

What We Do

Gender Action is the only organization dedicated to promoting gender justice and women's rights in all International Financial Institution (IFI) investments such as those of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - two of the largest public sources of development financing in the world.

Gender Action's goal is to ensure that women and men equally participate in and benefit from all IFI investments.

Our Vision

Gender Action's vision is a World Bank and other IFIs with mandatory gender policies and strategies that are implemented to increase women's economic empowerment opportunities and eliminate their human rights violations.

Did You Know…

• Over a trillion dollars of IFI investments made over the last 60 years have done too little to reduce poverty especially that of poor women and girls.

• Studies claim that females constitute the majority of the world's poor, and poverty continues to feminize.

• Despite massive IFI investments in developing countries, per capita income has declined by over 50 percent in many African countries.