Huairou Commission

Championing the essential work of grassroots women leaders around the world

Huairou Commission is a women-led social movement of grassroots groups from poor urban, rural and indigenous communities in 45+ countries who collectively work for transformative change that improves the living conditions, status, and quality of life of women, their families and municipalities.

Partnerships with facilitating NGOs, research, development agencies, local authorities and other actors committed to accelerating grassroots women’s empowerment and inclusive, just and resilient communities are central to the Huairou Commission’s work.

Latest news and articles

The power of multi-disciplinary learning to accelerate change and drive impact

SARA's Gender Transformative Group shares their reflection on being part of the academy. Join the SARA Knowledge Exchange in Stellenbosch from 10-12 July.

Reflecting on a decade of resilience: The journey and the road ahead

The GRP 2024-2029 Strategy focuses on food, finance, and communities, with a special emphasis on youth and women

Amplifying Youth Visions in a Changing Climate

Introducing a Knowledge into Use project utilising participatory methods to engage communities in capturing evidence of resilience and collective vision amidst environmental challenges.

The unseen pillars: How social capital empowers female smallholder farmers in Kenya

The Itanya Africa Group, one of the RAIN Challenge winners, through an intimate baseline study, explores the significant role social capital plays in the lives of female small-holder farmers in Kenya.

The rise of regenerative farming in Ikunu, Githunguri Sub-county

In this photo story, Benedict Isiaho of CAFAESUP, one of the RAIN Challenge winners, describes how the project is implementing regenerative agriculture to foster sustainable food systems within communities