What We Are Reading: June 2021

What We Are Reading: June 2021

From June 11-13, G7 leaders met in Cornwall for their first meeting since 2019. Headlines were dominated by Brexit, vaccines, and China. As predicted, the final communique included a number of key points on gender equality: recognition of the disproportionate impact...
What We Are Reading: May 2021

What We Are Reading: May 2021

A  new AWID report,  Where is the Money for Feminist Organizing?  analyzes the budgets of feminist and grassroots women’s rights organizations and the funding flows from bilateral and philanthropic donors.  Despite an increase in donor interest in funding gender...
What We Are Reading: April 2021

What We Are Reading: April 2021

To date, gender lens investing and climate-smart investing have been largely siloed. This report argues that their integration “can unlock huge untapped opportunities.” The Equality Fund is honoured to be tagged in the report as an investment and grant-making actor...
What We Are Reading: March 2021

What We Are Reading: March 2021

The opening pages of novel The Pull of the Stars describe bus riders’ reaction to a man’s explosive cough: “The mass of bodies leaned away…. It could signify the harmless common cold or be a nervous tic, caught like a yawn by just thinking about it. But at the moment...
What We Are Reading: January 2021

What We Are Reading: January 2021

There is growing consensus on the importance of funding feminist activists and their organizations. Yet many funders still find it difficult. They don’t have the capacity or the experience. The ‘transaction costs’ may be considered too high and definitions of ‘risk’...
What We Are Reading: October 2020

What We Are Reading: October 2020

In looking at feminist funding, it is so important to ‘follow the money’. Tracking how and where international assistance flows can be difficult and complicated.  A new article from Donor Tracker, A Life Free from Fear: Financing to End Gender-Based Violence (GBV), is...

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