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Feminist philanthropy

What can we learn from a feminist approach to philanthropy?

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde and Cleodie Rickard 18 December 2019

Funding movements and shifting power to the global south A recent Alliance magazine event on feminist philanthropy saw an excellent panel discuss a broad range of fascinating questions, such as: What is feminist philanthropy? How …


Alliance Breakfast Club: #FeministPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 17 December 2019

Over one hundred guests arrived to hear three perspectives on feminist philanthropy from leading, thoughtful practitioners. Alliance’s Feminist Philanthropy Breakfast Club was hosted for the first time at the Aga Khan Centre, courtesy of the …


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

3 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

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) …

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 …