WEDO views strong and diverse partnerships as integral to meeting its mission. It allies with women’s organizations and networks; environmental, development and human rights organizations; governments; and intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, to achieve its goals. WEDO’s expertise is in high-level advocacy in international arenas, building bridges among a range of stakeholders – especially the tripartite of government, UN and non-governmental actors.  WEDO believes in good partnering to advance its own knowledge, capacity and objectives, as well as to contribute to those of others’ and of the wider women’s, environmental and development movements of which it is part.

Prioritizing mutually beneficial and respectful collaborations to advance toward common goals, WEDO – with input from various peers – drafted and enacted a Partner Policy in 2012. Considered a living, working document, the Partner Policy is open to all comments. Read WEDO Partner Policy.

Alliances & Memberships

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Campaign for Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR)

Climate Action Network (CAN) International

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)

Post-2015 Women’s Coalition 

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO-CSW/NY)

The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW)

Civil Society Major Groups

UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency (with GenderCC, WECF, Life EV, and more)

Rio+20 Women’s Major Group (with WECF, DAWN, VAM, Energia, Global Forest Coalition, and more)


ABANTU for Development

Care International

Convention on Biological Diversity

Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL)


Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)

Equidad de Genero

Gender Action

Heinrich Boll Foundation

International Alliance of Women

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Oxfam International (GB)

Pacific Gender Climate Coalition

Stakeholder Forum

UN Women

UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

UN Development Program (UNDP)


Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS)

Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture & Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)

Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)

Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC)