Vital Voices

Global Partnership

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Vital Voices Global Partnership is the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. We provide these women with the capacity, connections, and credibility they need to unlock their leadership potential:

  • We are at the forefront of international coalitions to combat human trafficking and other forms of violence against women and girls.
  • We enable women to become change agents in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy and the rule of law.
  • We equip women with management, business development, marketing, and communications skills to expand their enterprises, help to provide for their families, and create jobs in their communities.

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Programs, Global Leadership Network;
Press; our blog;
Board of Directors, Global Advisory Council, Staff,
Get involved, Jobs, Internship; Donate;
Address: Vital Voices Global Partnership, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20036, USA;

About 2/2, … our History: The nonprofit Vital Voices Global Partnership grew out of the U.S. government’s successful Vital Voices Democracy Initiative.

The Vital Voices Democracy Initiative was established in 1997 by then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright after the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing to promote the advancement of women as a U.S. foreign policy goal.

Under the leadership of the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the European Union and other governments coordinated Vital Voices conferences throughout the world, bringing together thousands of emerging women leaders from over 80 countries.

These conferences launched regional Vital Voices initiatives that continue to give women the skills and resources they need to lift up themselves, their communities and their countries.

The overwhelmingly positive response to the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative led to the creation of Vital Voices Global Partnership as a nonprofit non-governmental organization (NGO) in June 2000. Vital Voices is now continuing the work of advancing women’s economic, political and social status around the world, by providing skills, networking and other support to women around the world, whether they are working to increase women’s political participation in Latin America or promote women’s entrepreneurship in the Middle East.

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