We believe empowering women and girls is a powerful catalyst in moving our world forward.
Working in the United States, emerging democracies, and democracies in-conflict and post-conflict, Women’s Campaign International (WCI) is a not-for-profit organization that works to empower women to actively engage in public advocacy, market, and political processes. In providing the necessary skills, knowledge, and culturally-sensitive support, we empower women and girls globally to transform their own lives and their communities. WCI focuses on key areas of entrepreneurship, public advocacy, public health, and international relief.
In 1998, Hon. Marjorie Margolies created an organization that would provide a seat at the table for women around the world. When Marjorie directed the U.S. delegation to the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, governments from around the world committed to upholding 12 areas of concern: poverty; education and training; health; violence against women; armed conflict; the economy; power and decision-making; institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women; human rights of women; the media; the environment; the girl-child.
For 22 years, we have upheld that commitment through our work around the globe. We are a hard working and mighty organization rooted in our collective conviction that all women deserve an environment with equity and integrity at its core.
Our work started with a focus on increasing women’s political participation and engaging in social mobilization campaigns to increase women’s leadership. Soon after, our programs began to reflect two other needs identified by the women we worked with: economic empowerment and conflict mitigation. Today, our initiatives focus on three main program themes: community engagement, economic sustainability, and conflict transformation. Our commitment to innovation and evidence-based decision-making has allowed us to easily adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of women and girls, both locally and globally.
From building a youth leadership pipeline in Philadelphia and training businesswomen in the Middle East, to engaging in conflict transformation facilitation in SouthEast Asia and skill-building with women politicians in Africa, we have worked passionately for more than two decades to empower women to transform their communities.
We envision a world of hope, courage, and compassion, where equality and inclusion are at the core of all decision making.
We believe in creating and fostering ecosystems that are committed to holding space for tough conversations, leaning in to curiosity, and learning how to listen is key to empowering women to transform their communities. This collaboration is critical throughout our entire team—from our interns and leadership at WCI to our trainers and stakeholders around the globe.
We are committed to actively practicing non-judgement and vulnerability, leading with compassion, and seeking to understand different perspectives and experiences.
We know that the empowerment of women and girls means recognizing the intersectionality of the individuals and communities with whom we work. Only once all voices are heard and all individuals are respected will we feel true liberation.
In our commitment to empower women and girls, we will strive to hold ourselves with integrity to our values, honor transparency, and remain true to our mission.
From diverse scenario planning and professional development within our HQ, to ensuring that local women are equipped to support themselves after the close of WCI programs through our ToT model, WCI values and prioritizes sustainability throughout our organization and our interventions.