Who we are

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The Sisters For Change vision

A world that refuses to accept violence against any woman or girl and actively defends her right to a life free from discrimination

Creating a fairer world

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations of the 21st century. 1.2 billion women and girls today, worldwide, have experienced violence. To read more about the current crisis, click here.

At root, violence against women is a blatant manifestation of discrimination and inequality. We believe that a world of equal rights and opportunities for all women and men, girls and boys, is a world that is fairer, safer and better for every one of us. The first step towards a more equal world is to stop violence against women and girls.

The problem of violence against women will only be solved if people and institutions at all levels – from governments to village leaders, NGOs to social activists, funders to families – take a stand to make this violence unacceptable and to hold states and perpetrators legally accountable.

Our mission

Co-founded by Alison and Jane Gordon - twin sisters from Northern Ireland, Sisters For Change is a non-profit organisation that seeks to transform the lives of millions of women and girls across the world.

Our mission is to provide the world’s most marginalised women access to information and justice, to mobilise communities and their leaders to speak out and put an end to the social acceptance of violence against women, and to hold governments legally accountable.

Sisters For Change works with and connects local partners to deliver innovative justice, education and technology initiatives to create lasting social change. To find out more about our programmes, click here.