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Advocacy & Policy

There's a war on women, and we are fighting back. Our advocacy arm is dedicated to promoting and defending laws and policies that protect women's rights, safety and well-being. We work at the federal and state level to connect with leaders and effect positive policy change.

Moving Policy Forward



Speaking Out

Speaking Out

We are the nation's leading voice on women's issues, and our voice is loud. We call attention to barriers, criticize injustice, call out hypocrisy, shape conversations, challenge opposing voices and celebrate victories. The Ms. Foundation makes news and responds to the headlines: We regularly contribute to, and are cited in, prominent media outlets.

Raising Our Voices


Publications and Resources

Throughout our 40 year history, we have been at the forefront of some of the most progressive thought on the issues that matter to women. Through our publications and resources we change the conversation on safety, economic justice, women's health, and all areas that touch women's lives.

Informing Women and the Sector



We believe that real social change happens from the ground up. That is why we provide funding to more than 100 dynamic organizations working on key issues of reproductive health, child sexual abuse prevention, affordable child care and quality child care jobs. The support we provide to grantee partners translates into profound, tangible impacts within communities, building toward a nation of justice for all.

Funding Positive Change

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Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Powerful change requires powerful movements. Powerful movements require powerful organizations. That is why we offer our grantees more than money. We don't just write a check and move on. We provide strategic assistance to help organizations run smarter; we help grantees speak to the public and gather supporters; and we develop more successful community leaders.

How We Help Build Capacity