Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women (GFW) advocates for and defends women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s grassroots organizations around the world. The GFW works to promote economic security, awareness of the endemic problems of violence against women, education, health, and leadership.
Maternal prenatal care and reproductive health are of especially great concern. Estimates are that 500,000 women worldwide die each year in childbirth and another 18 million are left disabled or chronically ill. Johnson & Johnson provides support, through the GFW, to 17 community-based groups in several countries that address maternal health issues.