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)

Climate Action Network (CAN) International

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)


ERA Coalition 

Civil Society Major Groups

UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency (with APWLD, GenderCC, WECF, Life EV, and over 14 women and climate advocacy networks)

Women’s Major Group (with WECF, Equidad de Género, IWHC, Global Forest Coalition, Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Women Environmental Programme, APWLD, and 600+ women’s organizations)

Select Key Partners

ABANTU for Development

Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development 

Care International

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

UN Women

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 Action Network (WECAN)

Women’s Environmental Programme