Huairou Commission is: A member-led coalition of grassroots women leaders and their organizations; A movement building coalition for grassroots women; A platform for collective action; A peer learning community; A strategy-driven coalition; A global coalition that is community based with regional strategies.


The goal of Huairou Commission’s collective action is to institutionalize grassroots women’s public leadership. This means ensuring that grassroots women are driving forces in setting the public agenda and standards of political accountability in the context of poverty reduction and equitable and sustainable development along the urban/rural continuum. The Huairou Commission supports grassroots women’s organizations to directly put their needs and those of their communities at the center of the development process. Members focus on leadership development, equitable and sustainable development practices, network building, and policy change as a prerequisite for effective poverty reduction. Our community empowers grassroots women to create new development paradigms by increasing their roles in the process and advancing their goals from a position of strengthened influence and power.

Outreach: International

Right to the City Components:

  1. Non Discrimination
  2. Gender Equality
  3. Inclusive Citizenship
  4. Political Participation
  5. Social Function
  6. Quality Public Spaces and Services
  7. Diverse and Inclusive Economies
  8. Urban-rural linkages

Woking groups:

  • Advocacy
  • Research and training
  • Communication
  • Gender
  • Regional