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‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …


Philanthropy is a feminist issue

1 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 …

Care is a very important word

Claudia Bollwinkel 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Dreilinden’s Claudia Bollwinkel talks to Nino Ugrekhelidze and María Díaz Ezquerro of FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund about the importance of hearing and shifting power to the grassroots and the need for self- and collective …

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 …

Revolutionising philanthropy across Asia and the Pacific

Tulika Srivastava 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Feminism’s purpose is to disrupt power and funders who support it need to embrace this principle to achieve genuine gender justice Feminism is about disrupting power, so feminist philanthropy is about challenging and disrupting the …

The future of foundations is female

Katja Wagner and Anke Pätsch 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Even if the steps that German foundations are taking towards gender equity are cautious, they are carrying the sector in the right direction Inspired by the work of international foundations, in 2017 the Association of …

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 …

Philanthropy needs a feminist consciousness

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019

As someone who went to an all-boys, mostly white, and quite elite private school until 16, gender issues were not at the forefront of my consciousness. Despite seeing myself as liberal, I was still a product of my school, family and …

Three ways to be a (more) feminist philanthropist: Recommendations from women’s rights organisations

Oxfam GB, Apna Haq, Equality Now and Women for Women International 22 November 2019

As an organisation committed to gender equality, Oxfam recently conducted research on specialist funders of women and girls, in partner with I.G. Advisors. We spoke to 26 funders and nine women’s rights organisations about their …