The WECF Network is a network of 100 member organisations and individual members who share a common concern to promote a healthy environment for all, strengthen the role of women and promote a gender and rights based approach in environment and sustainable development policy and implementation.
The philosophy of WECF was to enable the local project partners and network members to conduct advocacy work themselves with support from WECF, whether a local, national or international level, thus giving a voice to women and marginalized groups at the environmental policy table. This approach of combined advocacy and project work proved to be successful and became one of the strengths of the WECF network.
Over the past 15 years, WECF has developed into a fully-fledged network where capacity building of the member organisations, joint implementation of demonstration projects, and exchange of experience have become the basis of reciprocal cooperation. In order to reach its goals WECF implements projects in partnership with local organizations in 40 countries. Project partners are usually, but not always, members of the network, and there exists a clear distinction between membership (common advocacy) and partnership (joint project implementation).
Additionally, WECF cooperates with several instituitions such as the UN and the EU.