Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) have today announced that they have merged. The merger brings together Global Fund’s expertise on issues, grantmaking and fundraising with IMOW’s skills in awareness raising, online advocacy and digital story-telling. Under the terms of the merger, IMOW becomes a part of Global Fund for Women; Global Fund headquarters will remain in San Francisco, with an office in New York City.
IMOW engages over 700,000 annual visitors, including visitors to global events and exhibits. In the past three years it has held physical events and installations in 14 countries on five continents. Global Fund’s international network includes 20,000+ donors, a global online community of more than 650,000, and more than 2,000 volunteers and 4,700 grantees in 175 countries. Together, the two organizations will engage more than 1 million visitors per year through social media, email and web, in effect doubling their impact as separate entities.
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… and other news on funding for women’s rights
A new report from the Association for Women’s Rights in Development AWID, New Actors, New Money, New Conversations: A Mapping of Recent Initiatives for Women and Girls, contributes to filling a gap, particularly among women’s rights organizations, in understanding the current landscape of the corporate sector and other actors that are new to supporting women and girls.
AWID and Mama Cash have partnered with the UK’s Guardian newspaper to create a new ‘women’s rights and gender equality in focus’ section in the Guardian‘s global development website. The new section will highlight pressing issues affecting women, girls and transgender people around the world, and the critical work being carried out by women’s rights movements and was made possible by part-funding from the Ford Foundation.