Many CSOs do not yet live up to the demands and standards we expect from governments and companies withinour own organisations. This puts our credibility and ultimately our impact on women’s and girls’ rights at risk.
Although women make up nearly 70% of the global social impact workforce, they hold less than 30% of the top leadership positions.
This lack of diverse voices in key decision-making undermines the impact organisations have towards achieving SDG 5 on gender equality, their ability to fully ensure the safeguarding of their workforce and beneficiaries from sexual or power abuse, and their contribution to a new global agenda based on participation and collaboration.
We envision a global social impact sector that practices feminist leadership and sustains organizations that embrace feminist principles and culture at all levels.