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Gender philanthropy

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 …


Philanthropy confidential – December 2020

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 …

Lessons for successful feminist funding partnerships

Rosa Bransky 20 November 2020

While the Global Resilience Fund has been an experiment in rapidly resourcing feminist activists in responsive and participatory ways, it has also been an exercise in collaboration. The process of engaging a diverse group of …

Making the funding process accessible: Global Resilience Fund reflects

2 Rosa Bransky 11 November 2020

So often in philanthropic practice values of solidarity, reciprocity and power sharing are pitted against notions of efficiency and scale. The Global Resilience Fund is an example to the sector of what we have always …

Global Resilience Fund models inclusive partnerships, rapid responses

Rosa Bransky 31 October 2020

Part One: Taking a Collective Approach to Resourcing Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis Covid-19, like any other crisis, is exposing and exacerbating all of the existing systemic oppression and violence that positions girls and young …

Shine Campaign: Energising women in the Global South

Sheila Oparaocha and Emira Woods 9 October 2020

The future of sustainable energy innovation is women-led, community-powered, and based in the Global South. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed flawed systems that have failed marginalised communities living in the Global South for decades. These …