Global Fund Donor Paola Gianturco Interviewed on KPFA 94.1 FM

Listen to photojournalist Paola Gianturco being interviewed on KPFA 94.1 FM on her latest book Women Who Light the Dark and why she chose to give all royalties from the book to the Global Fund! Listen to the archived show (originally aired on December 17, 2007)


Read a Palestinian grantee's newsletter

Kayan-newsletter2-1 Kayan, a Global Fund grantee, is a Palestinian feminist organization based in Israel. Formed in 1998, Kayan seeks to put gender and feminism on the social agenda of the Palestinian community. The group's major programs revolve around empowerment through education and providing legal advice and assistance.

Kayan provides a 12-week curriculum for women from a variety of religious backgrounds. The program aims to give women a safe space to discuss and critically examine accepted social and cultural norms, build their self-esteem, and support them in their efforts to raise their status. Among its myriad activities, Kayan brings out a dynamic newsletter three times a year. Read their latest newsletter that features updates about their work from May-October 2007.


GAATW Conference Reviews Impact of Anti-Trafficking Work!

dechgaatwLast month, the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW), a Global Fund grantee, hosted its triennial international conference in Bangkok, Thailand. GAATW is a dynamic alliance of over 80 NGOs and self-organized groups working on anti-trafficking, migrant labor rights and women's rights.

The conference brought together more than 130 activists from 41 countries to discuss migration, labor and trafficking from a rights based perspective.

Attendees also had an opportunity to review the UN's Trafficking Protocol that was adopted seven years ago.
GAATW's International Coordinator Bandana Pattanaik presented GAATW’s recent research report, Collateral Damage, which compiles perspectives of activists and researchers from Brazil, India, Nigeria, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the US and the UK. Dechen Tsering, Global Fund's Program Officer for Asia and Oceania attended and presented at the conference.

Yet another conference highlight was an exhibition, Creating Change.  Through photographs and narratives, the exhibition brought much-needed visibility to the work on ground of self-organized groups of trafficking survivors, migrant workers, domestic workers and sex workers in Asia.

Read the report released and discussed at the conference. 

Photo: GAATW delegates at the conference. Photo Courtesy: GAATW


Stop Violence Against Women in Saudi Arabia!

The Global Fund stands in solidarity with women around the world who are demanding the right to live free of violence. Global Fund grantee, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) has joined Amnesty International in calling for justice for the Saudi Arabian woman who spoke out against the men who raped her.Learn more about Amnesty International’s campaign

WLUML is also launching a global campaign on November 26, 2007 to stop stoning and violence against women who are accused of any form of sex outside of marriage, even if it is rape. WLUML is an international network of women in more than 70 countries that strives strengthen women’s individual and collective struggles for equality and their rights, especially in Islamic contexts.

Our Latest Grantmaking Highlights

We are pleased to announce that in our most recent grant cycle, the Global Fund for Women has awarded $2.6 million to184 women-led organizations in 76 countries. In line with our commitment to strengthening the work of existing grantees, 85 of the 184 grants are renewals.

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