For now more than 20 years, WEDO has been a trailblazer – organizing and facilitating women’s advocacy and activism towards a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. Today, we are still a group of friends – as well as advocates, leaders, educators, decision-makers, innovators, dreamers, sisters and more – and that includes you.

Who has the power to create change? WE DO – and YOU DO, too!

YOU believe in our vision for a just world that promotes and protects human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment – and YOU know that, together, we can realize it. Friendship and sisterhood has always been central to what WE DO – and that’s why WE need YOU.

Become a Friend of WEDO. Together, we can make a world of difference.

Join us in Friendship and solidarity

In 2012, as we celebrate WEDO’s first twenty years and look forward to the next twenty, we need your support to keep making progress toward our goals. In launching a Friends Campaign, we invite you to work more closely with WEDO and to directly support our efforts, as well.

Why become a Friend of WEDO? Because you know as well as WE DO that – despite progress – there is still much work to be done.

Becoming a Friend is simple:

Option 1: A minimum contribution of US$10/ month
Option 2: A minimum contribution of US$100/year

The benefits of Friendship

WEDO believes in solidarity and community and maintains an open door policy for all peers, partners and supporters to influence our work. But, as a Friend, YOU have a special key to our door!

From invitations to strategic roundtables on pressing global issues to open house events such as film screenings, “advocacy in action” nights and Q&As with leaders of the women’s and environment movements—we hope that our collective friendship can open up a dynamic and rewarding space for dialogue, exchange and activism.

Your Friendship allows us to keep doing what WE DO!

Contributions to WEDO support real women (and some fabulous, feminist men!) organizing for real change. WEDO has taken great strides to minimize administrative overhead and maximize results. Your contribution goes directly to support research, advocacy strategizing, communications with partners around the world, travel to important policy-making conferences, facilitating caucus and networking spaces, and more. WEDO is particularly committed to mentoring and continual learning: Friends support intern stipends so that the next generation of leaders can learn from and contribute to the women’s and environmental movements.

Want to Get More Involved? Join the Friends of WEDO Committee, e-mail friends@wedo.org for more information.

Thank you for being a friend!

For more ways to donate today and “Become a Friend”, click here.

“Some wonder how I have kept going for so long and how I manage to remain optimistic…I am fueled by the passion of the women I have been privileged to meet and work with, buoyed by their hope for peace, justice and democracy. I am strengthened by each of them. And to each government delegate who pushed the boundaries of progress I thank you. I thank the United Nations and my sisters in the NGO community for your good humor and hard work. I wish each of you well and sustainable optimism for the days ahead. Never underestimate the importance of what we are doing here. Never hesitate to tell the truth. And never, ever give in or give up.

– Bella Abzug, Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, September 12, 1995