OAK Foundation: Issues Affecting Women Programme
In the Issues Affecting Women Programme, we seek to contribute to a world in which women are safe from violence and are free to exercise their full and equal human rights. We seek to build a strong and vibrant movement of women who are empowered individually and collectively to challenge patriarchal norms and tackle the root causes of inequality.
We support organisations that work to end patterns of violence and exploitation that disrupt women`s lives by ensuring that rights-based laws and policies guarantee an environment free from violence, and by transforming harmful social norms. This is complemented by support to a range of comprehensive services that empower women to recover from the trauma of violence and rebuild their lives. We particularly recognise the vital importance of giving marginalised groups of women a chance to exercise their influence and have their voices heard.
Where we fund
We provide funding to programmes in the Balkans, Brazil, Central America, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We also fund in Moldova, Bulgaria, the North Caucasus and (Jharkhand and West Bengal) India. The movement-building pillar of the programme has a broader geographic focus.
Please visit the programme site for more information.