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Resistance, care and learning

Gilda Álvarez 6 March 2020

‘Insist, persist, resist, and never desist…’ I found this phrase on a sign on a wall one day as I walked down the street, and the only thing I thought was: ‘Now, what is going …

The faces of migrant youth

Nancy Perez 6 March 2020

In response to the Gender, Children and Youth on the Move conference in Tijuana, Nancy Pérez, a local youth leader from Jóvenes por el Cambio and a professional boxer based in Guatemala, wrote the following …

On their own ground

Mónica Alemán 3 March 2020

If you want to build strong partnerships with Indigenous people, you have to approach them as equals and on their terms Machu Picchu in Peru, Teotihuacan in Mexico, or Tikal in Guatemala: what do these …

Investment, innovation and respect

Jennifer Astone and Steven Heim 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Money is often not the most important element of investments in Indigenous communities, taking a backseat to building long-term partnerships Indigenous communities, foundations and entrepreneurs have launched creative structures and approaches to access financial capital, …

A more comprehensive idea of well-being

Nora Tzec, Verónica Fernández de Castro and Alejandra Garduño 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Indigenous Peoples’ idea of welfare goes beyond the material – often encapsulated in Latin America in the notion of buen vivir. The role of engaged funders is to embrace this, and to have a long-term …

The rebellion of the everyday: Generous women who are changing Latin America*

Artemisa Castro Félix 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Artemisa Castro Félix, executive director, Fondo Acción Solidaria, AC (FASOL), Mexico It is impossible not to be moved by the work of the beautiful women portrayed in this book who, despite their differences, …

‘Empathy for Impact’ podcast aims to strengthen philanthropy and social investment in Chile

Alliance magazine 1 March 2020

A podcast created by Empatthy in partnership with El Líbero is shining a light on social issues in Chile to promote philanthropy and social investment in the region. Empatthy, founded by Rosa Madera, is an …

Funders as allies in the movement for migrant rights

Vanessa Stevens 28 February 2020

‘They won’t even let us buy coffee for meetings, only water,’ shared one grassroots leader as she dialogued with funders and fellow participants at the Gender, Children, and Youth on the Move convening last week. …

Youth are the present, not the future

Marco A. Blanco 28 February 2020

At Global Fund for Children (GFC), our work is designed to benefit, empower, and safeguard children and youth around the world ­­– and a considerable percentage of social progress work shares the same goal. To …

Gender, childhood & youth on the move: ‘visibilizing’ the invisible

Eliza Brennan 27 February 2020

This past week, I had the honor of participating in the Gender, Childhood & Youth on the Move conference in Tijuana, which brought together over 75 nonprofit organizations from Central America, Mexico and the United …