MATCH’s vision is a global community where women have the resources and power to realize their rights and potential. Our vision is inspired by the force for change that occurs when women work together. It is a vision whereby Canadians actively work to advance women’s rights in the Global South and create lasting connections toward this end.
MATCH International is a Canadian international organization that places the issue of women’s rights and empowerment as central to successful and sustained development in the Global South. Through meaningful and strategic collaboration, learning and action, MATCH invests in women’s innovations toward lasting improvements in the rights and equality of women globally.
Feminisms – We believe in the universality of women’s human rights. We recognize that there are multiple feminisms and will foster opportunities for expressing those principles in our work.
Courage – We believe that trying new things, talking about and learning from failure, taking risks and standing up for our beliefs will help us grow, innovate and be transformational.
Collaboration and Partnership – We believe that working in collaboration and partnership with a range of actors provides us the opportunity to produce truly dynamic results. By consolidating our talents, skills and resources, we will broaden the reach of our work and deepen the impact.
Innovation – We believe that women’s ideas need to be nurtured, tested and supported as they are foundational to the meaningful improvement of women’s rights, access and equality in the global South.
Excellence – We will always strive for quality, respect and excellence in our work – with the people and organizations we work with, the initiatives we undertake and the results we demonstrate.