Carter Center Expands its Global Inform Women, Transform Lives Campaign to 12 New Cities

ATLANTA — The Carter Center has selected 12 cities around the world to participate in the second year of its Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign, a global effort to ensure that women can seek and receive beneficial information from their local governments and thrive in their communities.

The chosen cities are Birmingham, United Kingdom; Bogota, Colombia; Casablanca, Morocco; 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.

“We are working with city governments because we know they have the most direct impact on people’s everyday lives,” said the Carter Center’s CEO, Paige Alexander. “Our first group of cities developed innovative ways of reaching women with information about economic empowerment programs, domestic violence prevention, free health services, and other potentially life-changing opportunities. The positive results we saw in those cities encouraged us to expand the campaign so that others can experience the transformative impact that giving women access to information can have.”

The goals of the Inform Women, Transform Lives campaign, supported by The Carter Center, are to enhance awareness of women’s right to information, to increase the number of women accessing information about municipal and social services in participating cities, and to assist local governments in reaching women with meaningful information.

The campaign includes traditional and social media marketing materials, programming for both government agencies and citizen groups designed to help connect women with information, and virtual events and platforms to make it possible for participants to share ideas and best practices.

City governments applied to be part of this campaign, and the finalists were selected based on commitment to transparency and gender equity. The 12 cities will officially launch their year-long campaigns on March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day.

For more information about the campaign—including highlights from the inaugural group of cities—and the Carter Center’s efforts to help women access information, visit


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