Women of the South Speak Out (WOSSO), is a consortium formed by two prominent Southern Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) namely Gender Links and ARROW and a renowned UK-based development firm, Mannion Daniels. The consortium shares feminist values and a deep concern regarding the narrowing civic space, particularly for women and girls. The consortium will work together for a period of five years from year 2023 to 2027 to ensure the voices of women and girls from the global south, in all their diversity, inform the decisions and policies that affect their lives through advocacy and knowledge management.

WOSSO key focus is to support and facilitate women’s’ rights organisations and women leaders to ensure their meaningful engagement in key advocacy meetings and influence policy, programme, legislation outcomes concerning gender equality and women’s rights including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the global south.


A world in which the voices of women and girls from the global south, in all our diversity, inform the decisions and policies that affect our lives.


  • Amplifying the voices of women and girls from the global south to advocate for our rights.
  • Enhancing skills and knowledge for women’s rights organisations to meaningfully participate in making change.


  • Collaboration
  • Movement-building
  • Intersectionality
  • Challenging traditional power structures
  • Centring lived experience