• Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 4/12/2013

Raising Her Voice: The power to persuade 

This paper summarises the impact, processes and evidence from 5 years’ work around the globe supporting women's voice and influence to strengthen governance and challenge inequalities. As useful for practitioners as decision makers, a governance reference point.
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From 2008-2013, Oxfam’s Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme worked to create more effective governance systems by ensuring that women’s voices influence decisions about services, investments, policies and legal frameworks, from community, through to national and regional levels.


To date, over one million marginalised women in 17 countries are estimated to have benefited from increased activism, leading to increased voice and influence, more effective engagement with targeted decision makers and greater institutional accountability.