The Women's Advisory Board for Advocacy (WABA) is an independent body that brings together feminist leaders and activists from around the world, including leaders on advocacy, policy-making, and program delivery in crises and complex emergencies, as well as leading women and youth activists in the field of women’s rights.
The WABA represents the breadth of expertise and knowledge held by women activists to advance women’s and girls’ rights across sectors. Members share their experiences and approaches to gender advocacy, learning from and supporting the work of their peers, and they influence CARE’s advocacy agenda, fostering greater accountability in CARE’s work on women’s and girls’ rights.
By furthering connections between members and CARE, the WABA also supports the work of members’ respective organizations, networks, and movements.
Collaborating with the WABA helps CARE to ensure that our advocacy is truly locally led and globally connected. CARE benefits from the perspectives of local women leaders and supports their direct engagement in advocacy with decision-makers at local, national, regional and international levels, shedding light on lived realities in their communities.