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Scaling & Equal Voices: A new initiative by H&S Davidson Trust

1 Hugh Davidson 3 August 2021

Having spent 15 years funding in international development, Hugh Davidson is perplexed by why so few successful pilot programs are brought to scale. Part of the answer appears that they are developed from offices in …

Feminist friendship as method: Experiences of re-organising power in philanthropy

Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley 30 July 2021

A luta continua. The struggle continues. A popular phrase in social justice movements, and in a time of global pandemic, climate and intersecting political crises, the struggle must continue if we are to survive. We …

Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke 30 May 2021

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used …

Pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities

Alliance magazine 25 May 2021

New research from Dreilinden has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities. The finding was published in Dreilinden’s 5th monitoring study, released in partnership with the German Institute for Human Rights. …

Re-imagining feminist philanthropy in Poland

Bethan Cansfield and Chiara de Luca 28 April 2021

Feminist movements face growing hostility in Poland due to political unrest and shrinking civic space driven by the rise of ultra-right authoritarianism. Peaceful protests and solidarity demonstrations for LGBTI and women’s rights have recently been …

Ford Foundation commits $15 million to Black Feminist Fund

Elika Roohi 1 April 2021

The Ford Foundation has announced a commitment of $15 million to launch a new philanthropic fund focused on efforts to address key issues impacting Black women. Developed and led by a core group of Black …

Curiosity over certainty: a learning approach to grantmaking

Natasha Joshi 30 March 2021

In the work of creating a gender-equitable society, men play an essential role – this is labour that women should not and cannot shoulder alone. But in virtually every society, the traditional framing of empowerment …

Strategic litigation and grassroots power

Aleyamma Mathew 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

To ensure a democratic future, funders should help build ecosystems and get behind intersectional approaches The victory of the Biden-Harris campaign in the 2020 US presidential election was not born out of fundraising campaigns and …

Not just a question of law

Jackson Otieno 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

The work of the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative shows the need to adopt a context-driven approach to eliminating the persecution of same-sex conduct Removing laws that criminalise same-sex conduct will eliminate the …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …