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Gender philanthropy

Intersectional work in West Africa needs intersectional funding to match

Rosalie Nezien and Rebecca Reeve 29 November 2022 For Subscribers

Most funders have a niche – any website of public and private philanthropies alike will highlight the region, issue, or criteria that its philanthropy works on. But the issues facing many of us today are …


What feminist collective leadership has to offer philanthropy in these times

Sofía Marcía, Lorena Medina and Terry de Vries 29 November 2022

These are not easy times to lead in our sector. From migration to climate to democracy, we face interconnected global crises that are deepening historic inequities and calling for new solutions. As the three Co-Executive …


The Feminist Humanitarian Response: a new approach to dismantle the humanitarian-industrial complex

Global Resilience Fund 20 November 2022

As crises continue to compound and grow, girls and young feminists – who are disproportionately impacted by crises are leading powerful frontline emergency response efforts while advancing systemic change. To mark World Humanitarian Day on August …

10 solutions to scale gender lens investing

Daniel Rostrup 19 November 2022

Why is gender lens investing still just a ‘drop in the ocean’ of mainstream finance? I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2022 GenderSmart Investing Summit in London. The Summit drew together gender lens …

A side chat on customary land ownership & the gender gap in Africa

Gima H. Forje 18 November 2022

From October 23 – 26, 2022 actors in the philanthropic and civic space gathered in Kagili for the first in-person meeting of the African Philanthropic Forum (APF) since the outbreak of COVID-19. Participants were ostensibly …

Remembering the 2022 African Philanthropy Forum Conference: ‘African Philanthropists Closing the Gender Gap’

Ifeoma I. Idigbe 18 November 2022

A gender gap should not exist. How can we close it and how long will it take? The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) Conference in Kigali, Rwanda with the theme African Philanthropists Closing the Gender Gap …

Funders, it’s time to change how we think about risk

Shalini Eddens and Kate Kroeger 15 November 2022

The courage of Iranian girls and women taking to the streets in protest, removing their hijabs in defiance of unjust clerical rules, and demanding their fundamental rights captured the world’s attention. From schoolgirls to elder …

New advocacy network launches at COP27 to get funds to Indigenous, local women and girls

Alliance magazine 13 November 2022

Grassroots women’s organisations have launched a new advocacy network to scale-up funding for Indigenous and local women and girls. Women in Global South Alliance for Tenure and Climate – the name of the network – …

Effective crisis response takes more than money

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 20 October 2022

Globally, we are facing multiple and compounding crises. Whether it is the devastating impacts of climate change, a seemingly never-ending pandemic, or armed conflicts from Ethiopia to Ukraine, it can feel like the crises never …

From giving to sharing: a paradigm shift for philanthropy

Vinita Sahasranaman and Virisila Buadramo 3 October 2022

Sharing sounds like a topic for a preschool lesson. But how does this concept transform philanthropy? At Urgent Action Fund Asia & Pacific, we are conscious of the power inherent in how we frame ‘why …