Our way of working

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How we work

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundations supports women in conflict-affected regions. We do so by cooperating with more than 100 partner organisations across the world.

We believe in dialogue and long-term partnership. Our strength is that we get to know our partners, listen to them and support their priorities. We do not tell our partners what we believe the solution should be: we trust that they know that best themselves.

Our 12 country offices allow us to be responsive and stand by our partners in their struggle.

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What we offer

We offer our partners core financial support, training and networking opportunities. These are essential for local women’s rights organisations to be able to improve women’s lives. The goal is to strengthen our partners’ capacity, autonomy and sustainability.

With our support, women’s rights organisations can focus on doing what they do best: building a more equal society, promoting democracy and human rights, and achieving sustainable peace.


How our partners benefit

Our support provides partners with:

  • Recognition by society as a strong actor
  • Increased space and opportunities to act
  • Broader local and regional networks
  • A stable funding situation
  • Improved organisational skills
  • Full participation in the development of society
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Feminist Peace Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, in 2023. Photo: Maja Janevska Ilijeva

Our approaches

To forge partnerships, support movements and amplify the voices of women human rights defenders, our work is guided by five cross-cutting approaches:

  • Human rights-based
  • Conflict-sensitive
  • Intersectional feminist
  • Anti-racist
  • Climate and environmentally-sensitive

Applying and developing these approaches both internally and in our work with partners aligns with our global strategy and ensures we operate in an ethical and inclusive way.

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How we measure results

  • Dialogue: We regularly meet our partners and maintain a close dialogue with them about their work and the challenges they face.
  • Follow-up: We follow up our partners’ ability to plan, work transparently and efficiently, monitor results and network with relevant actors.
  • Learning: We help our partners analyse their results and the impact they’ve had on society. Together, we aim to learn and develop.
  • Direct support: At the end of the year, we analyse key performance indicators. We assess which share of our budget went to direct partner support.

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How we select partners

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation cooperates with diverse organisations that are active in conflict-affected areas, share our values and are committed to creating change.

Our partners vary in size, area of expertise, outreach capacity and thematic focus.

To become a partner organisation and receive support from us, an organisation needs to fulfil several criteria. These include financial transparency, accountability and compliance with funding conditions.

Our partnership policy

Please note that Kvinna till Kvinna has a careful internal mapping process to identify potential partners, meaning we do not generally consider spontaneous partnership applications.

Read more about how we work with partners in our partnership policy.

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