Kavita Ramdas on Feminist Philanthropy

An interview with Caroline Hartnell of Alliance magazine

What is feminist philanthropy, Caroline Hartnell asked Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of the US-based Global Fund for Women. Feminist philanthropy, says Ramdas, must be willing to challenge the status quo, which underpins philanthropy as we know it and the patriarchy that underpins our societies.

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Empowering Women - the Best Vaccine Against Aids


Most policy makers have failed to address that one of the most significant causes for the continued devastation wreaked by this disease is deep patterns of systemic and intense discrimination against women—their lack of voice, and the lack of real choices in their lives as a result of entrenched gender inequality and inequity.

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Kavita N. Ramdas is Interviewed by David Brancaccio


"Even organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are talking about the fact that investing in girls education is perhaps the single most leveraged investment you can make for the social political and economic development of a developing country."

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Women & Philanthropy Presents 2004 Lead Award To Kavita N. Ramdas

WASHINGTON DC – Women & Philanthropy (W&P) is proud to announce the selection of Kavita N. Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, for its highest honor: The LEAD Award (Leadership for Equity and Diversity).

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Her Majesty Queen Noor and Nancy Pelosi Join GFW to Announce Endowment for the World's Women

Dignitaries gather in San Francisco to support fund that addresses urgent challenges to women's rights globally

SAN FRANCISCO – International women's rights leaders join the Global Fund for Women, the only US-based foundation that exclusively funds women's right's groups overseas, to announce today the Investing in Women Campaign. The Investing in Women Campaign is a groundbreaking effort to provide a significant infusion of money to respond to the urgent challenges confronting women around the world.

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