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Philanthropy is a feminist issue

3 Ise Bosch and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 December 2019

If humanity is to progress philanthropic resources need to support women’s voices, choices, participation, education, livelihoods and more In May 1983, the New York Times published an article entitled, ‘Feminist Philanthropy Comes Into Its Own’, …

Shifting the power in a feminist funding ecosystem

Kellea Miller 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Rhetoric supporting women and girls is all very well, but it needs to be matched by a corresponding increase in funding for feminist movements Feminist movements are blazing a path towards justice and creating feminist …

The global force of feminist philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A snapshot of the ecosystem of coalitions, initiatives and movements doing the heavy lifting to promote gender equality and women’s rights Beyond the binary Jessica Horn, director of programmes at African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) …

Why feminism is liberating for men

Tobias Troll 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Liberation awaits men who dare to stimulate debate about the male condition, and enables them to embrace the feminist call for systemic change Twenty years ago, my partner – at the time avidly absorbing the …

Climate change is not gender neutral

Carla López Cabrera, Daniëlle Hirsch and Zohra Moosa 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A feminist approach rooted in local communities can provide a powerful source of protecting the environment and achieving gender justice In mid-2016, the Canadian company Orezone Gold Corporation arrived in Bomboré, a town in the …

A world free from violence: let’s move

Monica Dennis, Priscilla Hung and Pamela Shifman 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

NoVo’s Move to End Violence ten-year history has instructive lessons for dismantling structures and narratives of oppression In the past decade, we’ve seen an alarming increase in policies that undermine human rights, and a continuing …

Stars to steer by

David Bonbright 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

New destinations require new navigational tools. Four very different books from within the ‘social change’ profession highlight the complexities of achieving systemic transformation of the current economic and political orders  A significant reassessment of our …

Transforming the CSR landscape

Mary Fifield and Sonali George 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A new Microsoft fund illustrates how companies can engage with communities where they have operations to help create real change Recently, Business Roundtable leaders acknowledged that corporations have a responsibility to benefit not just shareholders …

Human rights and environment issues are closely linked

Angela Seay 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

The excellent special feature on Human Rights Philanthropy (Alliance, September 2019) began a nuanced discussion on the role of philanthropy in the frameworks for economic, social and cultural rights, in addition to political and civil …

Making Aid Agencies Work – Terry Gibson

Mary Ann Clements 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Mary Ann Clements, Healing Solidarity Terry Gibson’s book outlines the major challenges that prevent INGOs from responding effectively to the experience and knowledge of people they claim to help. It’s an accessible read …