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Business of Philanthropy: HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud

Alliance magazine 25 February 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud, …


Dollars and pads: the business case for investing in menstrual health

Cristina Ljungberg and Wendy Anderson 23 February 2021

We know that menstrual health is a core component of global health, and yet the human-rights based argument is falling short of engaging funders to become involved in this space. Investing in menstrual health is …


New report outlines need for investment in menstrual health and hygiene

Alliance magazine 4 February 2021

In a new report, leading global health organisations have unveiled an analysis outlining what donors, national governments, and the private sector need to invest to accelerate progress for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The report, …

What does feminist funding really look like?

Lisa Houston, Ginger Norwood, Patrick Pierce and Rebecca Wolsak 1 February 2021

It has almost become a donor mantra: invest in women and girls. But the vast majority of international aid is allocated without a feminist analysis, and that’s a problem. Feminist analysis is about more than …

The pandemic and its shadow: lessons in standing with women’s rights organisations

1 Bethan Cansfield and Chiara de Luca 3 January 2021

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, a shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls is emerging around the world. Like many organisations, the Sigrid Rausing Trust’s grantees are sounding the alarm about …

Self-care and gender equity

Linda Weisert and Suzanne Petroni 1 December 2020

The pandemic has highlighted the urgency of self-care as a means of gender-transformative reproductive health The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of life, including women’s sexual and reproductive health. A recent study by …

Help! I’m the only woman invited to speak on a panel

Regi 1 December 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

Towards a new kind of funding partnership

Rosa Bransky 28 November 2020

In the wholly uncertain context of 2020, the funding landscape for many has been turned on its head, forcing us to reevaluate our objectives, our methods, our relationships and our structures. The pandemic, and related …

Reflecting on 25 years of progress for gender equality – and how far there is to go

2 Carola Carazzone 25 November 2020

Twenty-five years ago, the World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted a Platform for Action that transformed national and international policies almost all over the world, recognizing that women’s rights are human rights. It impacted …

Why do feminists continue to receive just 1% of all gender equality funding?

Esther Lever and Kasia Staszewska 21 November 2020

The answer lies, in part, in how funders fund. Feminist movements are key drivers of transformative and lasting change; the case for why they need more and better funding has been increasingly heard. Now, the …