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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 …


False binaries: A cautionary tale

Djurdja Trajkovic and Galina Maksimovic 5 October 2020

This is the fourth article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange. In an effort to recentre marginal voices and expertise, we have been inviting …


The case for investing with a gender lens

Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Gender lens investing – the deployment of all forms of capital from philanthropic to public – to further the cause of women’s empowerment and the pursuit of their rights is not just good for women, …

Dreilinden launches Financiación Diversa programme in Mexico

Alliance magazine 25 August 2020

German organisation Dreilinden, together with Mexico-based FME LGBT+ and VIWALA, have launched Financiación Diversa, a programme to increase financial inclusion for LGBTQIA* entrepreneurs, as well as companies that cater to that community in Mexico. Access …

Latin America should turn to its women’s movements when rebuilding after COVID-19

1 Amalia Fischer 4 August 2020 For Subscribers

Feminism in Latin America is perhaps one of the most vibrant and enduring social movements in the world. Dating back more than 40 years, the organisation of women’s rights movements in Latin America has a …

Girl Rising launches storytelling challenge in partnership with HP

Alliance magazine 1 August 2020

Global campaign Girl Rising, in partnership with HP, has launched ‘My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge’ to collect and highlight stories about how people are working towards racial justice, gender justice, access to education, or …

Funders must be agile, courageous and creative in COVID-19 times: How Mama Cash is supporting locally-rooted strategies amidst the global pandemic

Esther Lever and Susan Jessop 26 July 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, Mama Cash knew that our first job, as always, was to listen. We reached out to grantee-partners to ask what they were experiencing. We listened and we learned …

Fund resilience: Create systemic change by working at the nexus of climate and gender

Prachi Seth 23 July 2020

COVID-19 has made very visible how climate change will affect us all on a global scale, which has stirred renewed energy to ‘build back better’ through climate resiliency. Some of us, however, will be harder …

Adapting to changing landscapes: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are addressing COVID-19

Susan Jessop 13 July 2020

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners around the world about their strategies for dealing with the global pandemic ‘We are putting self- and collective-care into practice and not losing hope that [the pandemic] …

New report highlights best practices for investing to support LGBTIQ individuals

Alliance magazine 11 July 2020

The Criterion Institute, supported by Dreilinden, has released a report on investing with particular care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex individuals. The report, titled ‘Investing with an LGBTIQ Lens: Rethinking Gender Analysis …