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Prostitution is a racial justice issue

Vednita Carter 29 July 2022

I was raised by my grandmother. She was a faithful woman, very involved in the church. Some of my earliest memories are of memorizing poems and bible verses to read to folks. I was preparing …


Funders join network to protect abortion rights

Alliance magazine 26 July 2022

The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads) has launched a Funder Call to Action, asking funder organisations to break the silence and stigma that shrouds abortion by taking a stance …


The case for philanthropy to step up with an intersectional approach

1 Deepa Pawar and Ami Misra 22 July 2022

Even in an unprecedented crisis that touches everyone in some way, the most vulnerable communities and individuals are always exposed to harsher realities – something the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic showed. While delivering services …

The devastating impact of decriminalizing the sex trade

Lauren Hersh 15 July 2022

Bea was 15-years-old when she was first sold in the sex trade. For two years, Bea was passed between pimps and bought by more sex buyers than she could possibly count. I learned about Bea …

To reimagine philanthropy, go back to its roots: the love of humanity

Sarah Henry 1 July 2022

Philanthropy’s practices have moved it so far away from its definition of loving humanity. Intersectional feminism offers a roadmap for the way back. Stop dividing people into groups based on unrealistic and artificial singular boxes. …

Pride & prejudice: Is philanthropy failing the global LGBTQI+ community?

Allan McKinnon 30 June 2022

As Pride month draws to a close, one could be forgiven for thinking there was a plethora of philanthropic support for pro-LGBTQI+ organisations. The truth is sadly far different. Pro-LGBTQI+ organisations receive just 0.35 per …

Navigating the challenges of funding in and around the global commercial sex industry

Emily Nielsen Jones 27 June 2022

Is the sex industry an empowering human right to be legalised and mainstreamed? Or patriarchal sexual exploitation? About ten years ago, I went on one of my first donor trips with a group of women …

$1m pooled fund for Southeast Asian maternal, child health

Alliance magazine 22 June 2022

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), together with philanthropic leaders in Asia, have joined to launch the second round of their pooled fund to address maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition in Southeast Asia. …

LGBTI funding steadily growing, but eclipsed by sums spent on anti-LGBTI movement

1 Alliance magazine 20 June 2022

Funding for groups working on LGBTI issues has been growing steadily – according to a report from the Global Philanthropy Project, it grew by three per cent from 2019 to 2020. However, it’s a small …

To fuel gender justice, donors must support, not shame, sex workers

1 Ankit Gupta and Erin Williams 17 June 2022

We’ve re-committed, and here’s how you can too. Fatou Ndiaye lives in Senegal, a majority Muslim country in which ‘the cultural values do not allow for sex work,’ she says. But sex work pays ‘her …