Who We Are

Women and Children First’s Vision is an equitable world where all women, children and adolescents have good health.

Women and Children First’s Mission is to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health where inequalities exist.

Our contribution to sustainable development is achieved by empowering women and their wider communities and building the capacities of health care workers and decision-makers, to address the determinants of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.

Women and Children First values:

Collaboration - We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work to empower partners and communities to make a difference in the lives of women, children and adolescents.

Rights - We understand that health for women, children and adolescents is an issue of social justice. We believe all women and girls have the right to make their own decisions and control their own lives and those of their children.

Excellence - We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, use evidence to inform our work, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for women, children and adolescents.

Accountability - We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all women, children and adolescents.

Integrity - We aspire to live the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of women, children and adolescents.