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From 'altruism' to solidarity: Funding feminist movements

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From the Green Wave to End Sars to Ni Una Menos to MeToo: broad-based, intersectional movements are one of the most effective mechanisms to create and sustain long-term social transformation. And amidst unprecedented challenges—from the ongoing pandemic to the rollback of reproductive rights to the rise of authoritarian, anti-gender forces to environmental degradation—such movements need all the help they can get.

Yet philanthropy remains charity-oriented, optimization obsessed, and homogenous: all barriers to engaging with grassroots movements that hold the key to changing the status quo, but don’t resemble traditional “beneficiaries”. Funders have struggled to engage movements on their own terms, at times doing more harm than good.

How can money and resources reach movements to embolden activists and fuel their impact? What must ‘doing good’ look like especially for those invested in gender, racial, and class justice? Lori Adelman is herself a feminist activist and Vice President at Global Fund for Women overseeing strategic advocacy and communications.

Join her to explore these questions and more.

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