By Moses, Sue-Lynn.
Empowering women, typically through advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights, has been part of Hewlett’s mission since the foundation was established in 1966. Over the decades, Hewlett has broadened its Global Population and Development program (formerly known as the Population program) to engage a broader swath of challenges facing women.
To get this work going, Hewlett has tapped the UK-based group Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), which last month received an 18-month, $3 million grant. WIEGO aims to give a bigger voice to workers in the informal economy in policymaking bodies as well as to bolster overall awareness and knowledge of these workers.