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The Huairou Commission empowers grassroots women’s leadership in the development of resilient communities through global and local initiatives.

Invest in Local Leadership

We provide facilitation and training for local grassroots women to emerge as powerful international leaders.

Develop Resilient Communities

We provide support and microfunding for resilience-focused community development work globally.

Grow the Global Network

The Huairou Global Network connects grassroots women and grassroots organizations internationally.

Engender Policy & Implementation

We introduce a woman’s perspective to public policy internationally and work to implement change locally.




Local to Global: A #GrassrootsLegacy in Brooklyn

January 19, 2017

Jan Peterson is the Chair of the Huairou Commission Board of Directors. She is a community organizer and movement builder. She is a grandmother, a men...

2030 Agenda

Quito Round Up: Setting the Stage at the Grassroots Academy

November 23, 2016

In the days leading up to the Habitat III Conference, the Huairou Commission hosted an International Grassroots Academy in partnership with our local ...

Habitat III

Quito Round Up: Coalescing around Strategy and Partnerships for Implementation

November 23, 2016

Continuing its long-standing tradition, the Huairou Commission hosted the Daily Women’s Caucus during the Habitat III Conference.

Habitat III

Quito Round Up: Critical Stakeholder Engagement at Assembly and Roundtables

November 23, 2016

Highlighting the diversity of the women’s constituency and the different development priorities across the women’s movement, the Women’s Assembly was ...

Habitat III

Quito Round Up: Events that Brought Grassroots and Women’s Priorities to the Forefront

November 23, 2016

Focused on implementation and action-oriented initiatives for the New Urban Agenda, the Huairou Commission and its network hosted two robust networkin...

Habitat III

Huairou’s Mission in Quito: Champion Women’s Voices in the New Urban Agenda

October 15, 2016

More than 115 Huairou members and partners from 35 countries will travel to the Habitat III conference in Quito this week, bringing with them expansiv...


Huairou Commission is taking the lead on women and gender in Habitat III

October 17 – 20, 2016 Quito, Ecuador

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