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Gender philanthropy

Achieving solidarity needs a brave strategy

Halima Mahomed and Theo Sowa 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Guest editor, Halima Mahomed talks to Theo Sowa, CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) about how funders can support social movements Halima Mahomed: Most institutional philanthropy goes to particular types of institutionalised civic …


Which session at the AVPN 2020 annual conference would you most like to hear about?

Alliance magazine 26 May 2020

The 8th annual AVPN Conference will focus on the impact that networks can bring to scale solutions and advance global agendas. The virtual conference will explore themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition, and health …


Women’s Livelihood Bond Series wins growth initiative in Asia

Alliance magazine 25 May 2020

The Women’s Livelihood Bond Series, an initiative of Impact Investment Exchange, has won the opportunity to scale an innovative finance solution for gender-equal COVID-resilience and green growth across Asia through P4G, or Partnering for Green …

COVID-19 and Girls’ Rights: A series from With and For Girls

1 With and For Girls 2 May 2020

A new series from With and For Girls shares learning, resources, knowledge and calls to action regarding the impact of COVID-19 on girls globally. It draws from Collective partners, girl leaders at the grassroots level …

A sector of one’s own

Rucsandra Pop 26 January 2020

In 2017, our partners from Romanian-American Foundation asked me to write a text for their report under the theme: The Change Makers. I decided to write about a determinative experience I had, which led me …

Feminist, Grassroots and transformative visions of change in neoliberal re-structuring

Jacqueline Colting-Stol 23 January 2020

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson, Indigenous Elder, …

A reflection on feminist philanthropy

Manuel Litalien 23 January 2020

In March 2018, the New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) announced that its partnership with the Women’s Funding Network (an international network of more than 100 women’s funds and foundations) successfully mobilized $58.4 million, part of a five-year commitment of $100 million, …

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 …

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 …