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

1 Amalia Fischer 4 August 2020

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 …

Living the crisis and the change: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are coping with COVID-19 around the world

Susan Jessop 29 June 2020

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners about the gendered impacts of the global pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic will leave no person untouched, but it will not touch us all equally. At Mama Cash, …

New report by Astraea Foundation, Mama Cash examines under-resourcing of LBQ movements

Alliance magazine 29 June 2020

Feminist funders the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash have released a report on the lack of resources accessible to lesbian, bisexual, and queer movements. Titled ‘Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, …

Peer dialogue: Achieving solidarity needs a brave strategy

1 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 …