Inform Women, Transform Lives

More Links in ɫ

Inform Women, Transform Lives

I promise to create a world in which all people can access information to transform lives.

Take the Pledge
¡Comprométete! Assuma o Compromisso! "تعهد "توعية المرأة، تحسين الحياة Engagez-vous!!

Information has the power to transform lives. The fundamental right of access to information is critical for both governments and the people they serve and is particularly crucial for women. It provides for a more meaningful voice, enabling women to participate in public life, access public services, and make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Yet for many women, the power of information remains unreachable.

Women are less likely to demand and receive access to information, yet they are often responsible for earning income and caring for family; are more likely to be poor or illiterate; are less likely to participate or use their voices; are more susceptible to and affected by corruption; and are sometimes in danger of retribution in cultures dominated by men if they ask for information. 

ɫ’s groundbreaking Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign is working to change that. Through the campaign, the Center partners with city leaders around the globe to raise awareness about women’s right to information and to help cities provide women with information about beneficial city services.

The campaign launched in 2021 in 12 inaugural cities: Amman, Jordan; Atlanta, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Chicago, USA; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dublin, Ireland; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Kampala, Uganda; Lima, Peru; Monrovia, Liberia; and São Paulo, Brazil.

In 2022, the campaign expanded to include Birmingham, United Kingdom; Bogota, Colombia; Dhaka North, Bangladesh; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Maputo, Mozambique; Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; Paris, France; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tunis, Tunisia; and Washington, D.C., USA.

In 2023, the campaign expanded again, adding Accra, Ghana; Baltimore, Maryland; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Glasgow, Scotland; Kathmandu, Nepal; Lagos, Nigeria; Mérida, Mexico; Quezon City, Philippines; Quito, Ecuador; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Santiago, Chile.

Campaign Cities

IWTL cities map

Together, these 35 cities have a combined metropolitan population of 215 million. They are at the forefront of the Center’s efforts to galvanize a local and global movement to promote policy and practical solutions so that women can transform their lives through access to information.



Cityscape illustration

City Spotlights

ɫ is working with cities around the world to help them reach more women with information about city services that could benefit them. Each city is tailoring their offerings to the needs of women in their communities.
Learn more »

Real Lives, Real Change

ɫ knows informing women will transform their lives. Here are some stories of transformation:

Related Resources

Read the Prospectus (PDF) | Español

Unesco Article | |