GWI Takes Leadership of Communications X-CHANGE

September 13, 2015

The Global Women’s Institute is proud to announce it will lead the Communications X-CHANGE, an innovative online library of materials contributed by organizations and individuals around the world who are working to end violence against women and children. Created by FUTURES (Futures Without Violence), a close collaborator with GWI, the X-CHANGE features a  diverse assortment of international content from 86 countries, contributed by nearly 400 organizations, and includes flyers, posters, videos, brochures, educational materials and more, all of which can be viewed and downloaded free of charge. 

Launched by FUTURES in 2012 with support from the Avon Foundation for Women, the X-CHANGE, GWI’s stewardship of the X-CHANGE will further  connections among researchers, activists, practitioners  and academics globally.  GWI will utilize and expand the rich resources within the X-CHANGE’s international library  to highlight lessons and learning from cutting-edge communications methods and best practices for social change.

The X-CHANGE will be officially launched under GWI leadership during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (November 25- December 10). Click here to view the X-CHANGE.

About GWI:

GWI works as a catalyst for action, linking faculty and students with international researchers, practitioners, activists, and policymakers to end violence against women and girls, empower women economically, and increase women’s participation and leadership in society. Communications X-CHANGE represents an innovative, international, internet-based resource that links between evidence and action.


For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world. FUTURES was a driving force behind passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994—the United States’ first comprehensive federal response to the violence that plagues families and communities.  A leader in the effort to promote and pass the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), the organization offers pioneering training and advocacy programs work to change social norms, such as Coaching Boys into Men.