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We are a global coalition empowering grassroots women leaders in development and policy-making around the world.

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What We Do

Our mission is to champion the essential work of grassroots women leaders     around the world. This is how we do it.

Who Is a
Grassroots Woman Leader?

A grassroots woman leader is a powerful agent of change, working locally to confront issues affecting her community. 

Our Partnership Philosophy: Working Together

Partnerships between grassroots women leaders and development agencies are crucial to effecting change.

The Founding & History of the Huairou Commission

The Huairou Commission was founded to ensure the inclusion of grassroots women in global development processes.

Secretariat Staff

Our staff shares a deep commitment to our mission, and brings together a wealth of diverse experience in activism, development, international affairs, and advocacy.

Governing Council

The Governing Council consists of 15 seats: 5 regional representatives, 5 “at large” grassroots women representatives, 4 facilitating NGO representatives, and 1 Founding Network representative. We are thrilled to introduce your newly elected Governing Council.

Global Advisory Board

The Global Advisory Board plays a critical role as ambassadors, supporting grassroots women leaders in their work to improve their communities.

  • The reason we exist is to empower women at the grassroots level.

    Prema Gopalan, Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India