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Empowering women

The power of a shared journey to deliver real change for girls in India

Sarah Dunn 19 October 2015

There’s a wise proverb which says ‘If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.’  That was certainly the mood of a dynamic inaugural DASRA Philanthropy forum event …


Can women save the planet? A new report shows the way

Caroline Hartnell 24 March 2015

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) executive director Terry Odendahl believes women will save the planet – but not without equal rights and in concert with men. But we haven’t got much time, so how can we …


FIMI’s AYNI FUND: The Indigenous Women’s Fund

3 Mama Cash 26 August 2014

AYNI- the Indigenous Women’s Fund, based in Peru, is the very first Fund for and by indigenous women. Indigenous women face significant challenges to the full enjoyment of their human rights. They experience multiple forms …

Funding in MENA: the perspectives of a women’s rights funder

2 Mama Cash 28 July 2014

Since the pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region several years ago, many donors have expressed interest in funding in this region. Deciding what, who and how to fund in this …

Interview with Madeleine Rees: what would we do in Ukraine now if we had the money?

Caroline Hartnell 26 May 2014

Following the session on women’s role in peace processes at the EFC conference in Sarajevo,I asked Madeleine Rees, secretary general of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF),  what WILPF would do in …

EFC Conference 2014: what role for foundations in peace processes?

Caroline Hartnell 25 May 2014

Given the experience of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War just 20 years ago, and the looming crisis in Ukraine, it was fitting that the 25th EFC Conference, held in Sarajevo on 15-17 May, should have …

Clinton and Gates Foundations join forces to track women’s development gains

Alliance magazine 19 February 2014

On 13 February the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new partnership to gather and analyse data about the status of women and girls’ participation around …

Bending the rules of philanthropy

Mariela Puga 8 October 2012

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from one of our young fundraisers saying ‘I am very frustrated… I think this donor wanted to support us, but now she cannot because the group …