Zohra Moosa will begin her time as the executive director of Mama Cash beginning on 1 July 2017.
Moosa has worked with the organization as director of programmes since 2013. She has also worked with Action Aid (UK) as the Women’s Rights Advisor, and the Fawcett Society, as the Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, furthering her involvement with feminist activism and politics. She has a background in communications and has worked as a freelance blogger and reporter for The Guardian and openDemocracy, among others. Moosa will work to strengthen the organization’s financial future and maintain its reputation as a supporter of and grant maker to women’s funds worldwide.
Moosa will be taking over for Nicky McIntyre, who had been executive director for the organization since 2008. McIntyre is joining the Foundation for a Just Society in New York as chief executive officer.
Mama Cash, based in Amsterdam, provides grants and non-financial support to emerging female groups around the world. The Mama Cash website says that the organizations they support ‘educate, advocate, break down sexist stereotypes and build cultures of peace, justice and respect.’ The organization provided 147 grants totalling approximately 5.3 million euros in 2016, according to their annual report. These grants supported 136 funds supporting women in 65 different countries.
For more on gender-based funding see this article by Nicky McIntyre.