Gender and Marginalized Groups

Overcoming barriers to women’s civic participation and championing the rights of the vulnerable and disenfranchised. 


Eurasia Foundation equips civil society organizations and civic leaders to build more inclusive and equitable societies, and to combat discrimination or disempowerment of individuals based on gender, disability, ethnicity, or geography. We provide technical assistance to individuals and institutions working on gender, disability, indigenous rights, and trafficking in persons. By sharing expertise, building organizational capacity, and supporting and connecting communities on the ground, our programs center socially and economically marginalized populations.


MeeToo: An App Against Gender-Based Violence in Kazakhstan

Umit is a successful woman who independently runs a thriving business in Kazakhstan’s Turkestan region. She provides everything her two children need to have happy, healthy childhoods. Yet, mere years ago, she says, this life seemed out of reach.