Caroline Haworth

w7_Caroline Haworth Womankind

Caroline (she/her/hers) is honoured to have been the CEO of Womankind Worldwide for six years, having worked for over 30 years in over 20 countries to support women to know, claim and realise their rights. Womankind is a feminist organisation working in partnership with women’s rights organisations and movements in Africa and South Asia, and at the global level, to strengthen collective advocacy and action. This work is focussed on violence against women and girls, women’s economic rights and women’s participation and leadership.

Early in her career, Caroline gained rich experience living and working in a small rural village on the banks of the Nile in Sudan where she learnt about issues such as female genital mutilation and violence against women and girls first hand. Since then, she has provided leadership in the non-profit and private consulting sectors. Prior to joining Womankind, she was Team Leader for a large UK financed initiative in Odisha in rural India, working with a large team of consultants over three years to strengthen the health system and improve maternal health equity.

Caroline has worked on women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, in settings as diverse as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. She has worked with many key actors in the activist, academic, governmental, civil society and private sector communities, as well as global development partners including the UK Government, European Union and Member States, United Nations, Global Fund and US Foundations.

Caroline will be working together with Womankind’s policy team on inputs to W7 dialogue: Dinah Musindarwezo, Director Policy & Communications and Kavinya Makau, Policy & Advocacy Manager, Violence Against Women & Girls based in Nairobi and Alex Webber, Policy & Advocacy Manager Women’s Economic Rights, based in London. We are delighted to be joining the W7 team.