WeWorld in short - was established in December 2018 by two important Italian organisations:
- WeWorld Onlus, established in Milan in 1999 and active in Italy and in other 7 countries of the world to support and protect women, girls and boys through the right to education, gender equality, and the fight against the phenomenon of violence against women.
- GVC - Group of Civil Volunteering (Gruppo di Volontariato Civile in Italian), a non-governmental organisation established in Bologna in 1971 and engaged in Italy and in over 20 countries in the world in the field of development cooperation, humanitarian aid, international volunteering and education for global citizenship, often in collaboration with Italian and European institutions, with national agencies and with the United Nations system.
A union that was wished and performed to optimise the results and the aid activities and to increase the number of people supported by the programmes of the two organisations, composed of 85% of women, boys and girls, strengthening, above all, the work of development cooperation and emergency in projects to support the local communities.
The union has consolidated emergency interventions, with a support at all levels in overcoming the crisis to: increase development cooperation projects, in Italy and in the world; continue to rely on distance support to guarantee an inclusive and quality education for thousands of boys and girls, and strengthen the voice towards the outside, through the creation of a subject that acts as a single interlocutor for the institutions and for all the protagonists of international cooperation.
In November 2020, the ChildFund Alliance Board of Directors approved the membership of WeWorld, which thus becomes the first Italian member of the global network for the defence of children's rights, present in over 60 countries around the world.