These practices support strong relations - among family and intimate partners, peers and communities - toward gender justice.

This can look like working with groups of women for savings, learning, analysis and action; supporting men's groups to confront toxic masculinities and support gender equality; working with adolescent and youth groups for self-expression, creativity, political education and support; or uniting socially marginalized workers for solidarity, mutual-aid, self-defense and advocating for their rights. 

While much of this work has built on community support networks, this area of work also engages interpersonal relationships and families to build strong communication, collaboration and support


Social norms change is an exercise in future-making. These practices aim to expand options on what is possible, normal and affirmed in society. Social norms change work seeks to enable individuals to make choices affecting their lives and promote gender justice.

Approaches build on identifying and supporting local change agents, carving space for dialogue and debate and supporting new media and narratives to make space for different experiences and voices to be shared and heard. 


Acknowledging that robust and sustainable change toward gender justice requires leadership among those most impacted by injustices, another set of approaches works to build leadership among marginalized groups. Alongside this, approaches often also work to build collective power of groups, and networking of diverse groups toward influencing political and social change.

This work has also engages networks and movement actors as a force for change.


Democratic institutions require accountability and inclusion of diverse people's needs. 

These practices have worked with individuals to know their rights. They have engaged bureaucracies toward social inclusion of and taking accountability for diverse people's rights and needs. It also involves practices that support strengthening the effectiveness of institutions to meet demands.

These types of approaches have been applied to build economic power, political power and resilience among those who often face exploitation and exclusion.