MANIFESTA empowers people with digital tools to organize and win their own campaigns for gender justice.

Vision

Launching September 2016, MANIFESTA is a new platform where feminist activists and campaigners around the world can start, run and win their own campaigns.

Supporting a diverse movement of grassroots and network organizing, MANIFESTA can help to build leadership and power throughout the global feminist community.

Our vision is for a world free of inequalities, where human rights are respected and where all girls, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people can participate fully and effectively in the decisions that affect their lives.

Guiding
Principles

Underlying the framework of Manifesta is the recognition that while social change is complex and takes time, women’s human rights movements and organizations have been at the center of some of the most revolutionary changes the world has ever seen. A core set of feminist principles driving the work and vision of Manifesta therefore builds on this amazing history of achievements:

In our work we strive for transparency, responsible use of financial resources, fairness, accountability and integrity.
We work independently from any political party, government, religious institution or corporate interest.
In our work we strive for excellence, while being creative, bold and courageous.
We embrace and encourage respect for diversity through the initiatives that Manifesta supports/features. This includes actively promoting the rights of lesbians, bisexual women and trans people, adolescent girls and young women, women living with HIV and AIDs, indigenous women, migrant women, sex workers, women living in poverty, women from ethnic or religious minorities, and women with disabilities.

We support the rights of young women and the needs of young feminists and feminist groups.
We work towards a world where women and girls make their own decisions, exert control over their bodies and demand their rights.

We work for an economic system based on social and economic justice and a world without war, patriarchy, racism, colonialism and other systems of oppression.

Our work is grounded in the human rights enshrined in CEDAW and other international instruments and against fundamentalisms that threaten these rights.
We work as part of a movement to build our collective voice, power and influence.

We work in collaboration with allies, partners and activists in order to achieve shared goals, and ensure women’s diverse forms of organizing—particularly from groups that have not been as visible or included in more traditional women’s rights work.
Manifesta strives to effect real, lasting improvements in people’s lives by inspiring others to join us in this work and contributing to it financially.

The Incubator
Group

Representing key feminist networks and women’s funds, the incubator group has supported the development of MANIFESTA from concept to completion.

Launching at the 13th AWID International Forum

Feminist Futures: Building Collective power for Rights and Justice

Bahia, Brazil 8 – 11 September 2016