Women's Economic Agenda Project (WEAP)
The Women’s Economic Agenda Project (WEAP) demands economic human rights for poor women and their families. WEAP envisions a world in which all women and their families have the skills, healthcare, shelter, and nourishment they need to enjoy happy, healthy, and productive lives. WEAP implements this vision by building the leadership of low-income women through education, training, and advocacy. WEAP recognizes that the policies that affect the poorest of their sisters affect all people. WEAP works to change societal and governmental policies that relegate women to the bottom of the economic pyramid by raising the role and visibility of poor and working people in crafting real solutions to the economic and social injustices of our time.
WEAP envisions overty elimination and health care as a human right. They believe that essential to women’s rights is the meeting of everyone’s basic economic human rights. This is why WEAP has been a consistent fighter for the fundamental human rights of all Californians, including affordable healthcare, food, housing, education, workers rights, and more. WEAP is unique in the Bay Area. As hosts of the California Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, they have been at the forefront of the human rights movement as they protest, advocate, and raise the visibility of the role of poor and working people in crafting real solutions for our future. They have fought for the absolute right to healthcare since 1995.
As a 28 year old social justice organization, founded in 1982, WEAP brings the human rights movement a powerful vision of rights for the most destitute, and a plan on how to make this a reality. They build leadership among low-income women in order to fight for their rights more effectively on an individual and societal basis. Over the years, WEAP has made numerous advances on multiple fronts -- locally, regionally, and nationally.