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Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment

Research. Collaboration. Action.

Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) was founded in 2003 and is aligned with Fielding Graduate University’s mission to facilitate positive change throughout the world. WNGE is an engaged and diverse ecosystem comprised of global members committed to research, collaboration, and action in support of women’s and gender issues. WNGE is focused on impacting change with cross-cutting measures in sectors including education, health care, environment, violence prevention, equality, and globalization.

WNGE connects local, regional, and national initiatives to a global community through innovative ecosystems, collaborative networks, and scholar activism.

Since 2009, WNGE has been a recognized and registered nongovernmental organization (NGO) with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). In September, 2015, WNGE was officially granted consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the functional commissions of ECOSOC, primarily: Commission on the Status of Women, Commission for Social Development, and Commission on Sustainable Development.

As an international NGO representing partners from around the globe, WNGE contributes to issues of critical concern to the global development agenda.

Under the newly ratified 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) were adopted by 193 member states. WNGE is in direct alignment with five of the SDG’s:

  • SDG #1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere;
  • SDG #2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;
  • SDG #3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages;
  • SDG #4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  • SDG #5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.