Author Archive:

Esther Lever

Opinion Esther Lever and Kasia Staszewska 21 November 2020

Why do feminists continue to receive just 1% of all gender equality funding?

The answer lies, in part, in how funders fund. Feminist movements are key drivers of transformative and lasting change; the case for why they need more and better funding has been increasingly heard. Now, the …

Opinion Esther Lever and Susan Jessop 26 July 2020

Funders must be agile, courageous and creative in COVID-19 times: How Mama Cash is supporting locally-rooted strategies amidst the global pandemic

In the early days of the pandemic, Mama Cash knew that our first job, as always, was to listen. We reached out to grantee-partners to ask what they were experiencing. We listened and we learned …