Equal Futures Partnership

The Equal Futures Partnership is an innovative multilateral initiative designed to encourage member countries to empower women economically and politically.  Equal Futures partner countries commit to taking actions -- including legal, regulatory, and policy reforms --- to ensure women fully participate in public life at the local, regional, and national levels, and that women lead and benefit from inclusive economic growth.

Working closely with key stakeholders to identify policy and program priorities, Equal Futures members set achievable goals as commitments within the Partnership, and report on progress. Members exchange best practices and lessons learned in a flexible and agile framework. Key multilateral stakeholders, such as UN Women and the World Bank, as well as leading businesses and non-profit institutions also support the work of Equal Futures.

Equal Futures was launched by the United States during the 2012 UN General Assembly.  A partnership that began with 13 founding members has since more than doubled to include over 30 countries and the European Union, along with private sector, non-profit, and multilateral partners.