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Feminist protest for in favour of safe abortion.
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Wherever feminism and women’s movements have taken hold around the world, humankind has risen to a better expression of itself. Feminism has helped make the world fairer, better educated, more democratic, healthier, and more wealthy.

All the while, feminist movements have deepened their practice of intersectionality and have lifted up, drawn together and galvanized increasingly diverse individuals and groups.

Yet, today, authoritarian movements and governments target women and girls to rob them of their freedom and silence their voices. So we act with courage, clarity, calm and intelligence to elevate the conversation about feminism. By educating all people—men, women and non-binary—with data and analysis, we show how feminism can create justice, happiness, resilience and security for all. We use our North America-based platform to highlight and uplift the awesome work of feminists around the world as they make gender justice a reality in their communities.

We work tirelessly for justice and freedom. We provide tools, inspiration, insights, and the power to persuade. We strengthen connections between individuals and groups working for real transformation.

And we do it all with the confidence and purpose that allow us to see the world in a more positive light. So that more people, in more places, can become agents of change in a world that urgently needs it.

Wherever feminism and women’s movements have taken hold around the world, humankind has risen to a better expression of itself. Feminism has helped make the world fairer, better educated, more democratic, healthier, and more wealthy.

All the while, feminist movements have deepened their practice of intersectionality and have lifted up, drawn together and galvanized increasingly diverse individuals and groups.

Yet, today, authoritarian movements and governments target women and girls to rob them of their freedom and silence their voices. So we act with courage, clarity, calm and intelligence to elevate the conversation about feminism. By educating all people—men, women and non-binary—with data and analysis, we show how feminism can create justice, happiness, resilience and security for all. We use our North America-based platform to highlight and uplift the awesome work of feminists around the world as they make gender justice a reality in their communities.

We work tirelessly for justice and freedom. We provide tools, inspiration, insights, and the power to persuade. We strengthen connections between individuals and groups working for real transformation.

And we do it all with the confidence and purpose that allow us to see the world in a more positive light. So that more people, in more places, can become agents of change in a world that urgently needs it.

Fraçoise Girard

FOUNDED BY
FRANÇOISE
GIRARD

Françoise Girard is the founder and host of Feminism Makes Us Smarter. Françoise is an author, advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, HIV and AIDS, and feminist movements. Her advocacy and writing have focused on bodily autonomy, and sexual and reproductive health and rights—critical pre-conditions for all other aspects of women’s and girls’ lives.

For over 20 years, she has advocated for women’s rights and gender justice in close partnership with feminist activists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In addition, she has worked to ensure human rights frameworks protect and promote these rights at conferences such as the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) +5, the 2005 World Summit (Millenium Development Goals), and the process to negotiate the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. She previously served 8 years as President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC).

Françoise’s commitment to justice, freedom and human rights dates back to her studies in Soviet Russia and her time as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. She has held the positions of Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Haiti at the Open Society Institute; Program Officer for International Policy at IWHC; Consultant for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPFWHR) and for DAWN, a network of women’s rights activists from the global South; and Director of the Public Health Program at the Open Society Foundations. She loves opera and baroque music, radio, flambé’ing desserts, Russian literature, and her wonderful husband David and dog Arthur.

Fraçoise Girard

FOUNDED BY
FRANÇOISE
GIRARD

Françoise Girard is the founder and host of Feminism Makes Us Smarter. Françoise is an author, advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, HIV and AIDS, and feminist movements. Her advocacy and writing have focused on bodily autonomy, and sexual and reproductive health and rights—critical pre-conditions for all other aspects of women’s and girls’ lives.

For over 20 years, she has advocated for women’s rights and gender justice in close partnership with feminist activists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In addition, she has worked to ensure human rights frameworks protect and promote these rights at conferences such as the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) +5, the 2005 World Summit (Millenium Development Goals), and the process to negotiate the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. She previously served 8 years as President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC).

Françoise’s commitment to justice, freedom and human rights dates back to her studies in Soviet Russia and her time as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. She has held the positions of Director for Central and Eastern Europe and Haiti at the Open Society Institute; Program Officer for International Policy at IWHC; Consultant for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPFWHR) and for DAWN, a network of women’s rights activists from the global South; and Director of the Public Health Program at the Open Society Foundations. She loves opera and baroque music, radio, flambé’ing desserts, Russian literature, and her wonderful husband David and dog Arthur.