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Feminist philanthropy

Philanthropy has a huge role to play in empowering women in the Middle East

Amal Al Kathiri 6 December 2019

Saudi women have a crucial role to play in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider region, and, in my role as Executive Manager of National Initiatives at Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), …


‘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 …

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) …

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 …

Dismantling patriarchy in Africa

Dr Awino Okech 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Women’s funds in Africa are harnessing clear ideological objectives to create a more just, inclusive and equitable society through their philanthropic endeavours Resolving gender inequality can only be achieved by dismantling patriarchy – a system …

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 …

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 …