Frequently Asked Questions

What is the aim of WWSF?

To serve the implementation of women’s and children’s rights.

To assist the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development goals.

1) Empower rural women worldwide, one of the most marginalized groups on the planet, to become leading development actors in their local communities, and make them aware of their human right to equality, peace, land, clean water, food, education, health care and improved opportunities for a better life. 60-70 percent of the world’s poor are rural women.

2) Create a worldwide culture of prevention of abuse and violence against children by mobilizing an international coalition of NGOs, governments and the media to educate children and the public at large on effective prevention measures, protective skills and on their right to dignity.

3) Transforming Switzerland into a country free of gender-based violence against women and youth by 2030. The Swiss White Ribbon Campaign.

How is WWSF funded?

WWSF is grateful for all financial and in-kind contributions from governments, businesses, private sources, organizations, UN agencies, Foundations, institutions and WWSF members. Donors/sponsors are acknowledged on our website.

What difference does my donation make?

Your donations help to create and to maintain annual WWSF empowerment programs and initiatives. More investment in gender equality, women’s rights programs, and child rights initiatives are required to realize the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030.