Graça Machel is a renowned international advocate for women and children's rights and has been a social and political activist over many decades. She is the founder of the Graça Machel Trust and president of the Foundation for Community Development (FDC), a not for profit Mozambican organization she founded in 1994. FDC makes grants to civil society organizations to strengthen communities, facilitate social and economic justice and assist in the reconstruction and development of post war Mozambique.