We are at a “moment of movements.”

Women’s movements, in particular, are at the forefront of resistance against repressive governments. And human rights funders are recognizing the power of grassroots organizing and collective action in delivering social change.

So how can funders best support women’s movements in the current political climate? What opportunities are there for connecting movements, both in the U.S. and globally? And what role can research play in building evidence to deepen our understanding of social movements and successful movement building strategies?

In May 2018, Global Fund for Women sought to explore these questions by hosting an engaging and interactive panel discussion. Watch a short video, with highlights from the panel, below.

Panelists included Olesya Bondar, Director of the Ukrainian Women’s Fund; Jacqueline Hart, Vice President for Strategic Learning, Research, and Evaluation at American Jewish World Service; Irit Houvras, American Jewish World Service’s Director for Strategic Learning, Research, and Evaluation; Monica Raye Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Center. The panel was moderated by Leila Hessini, Vice President of Programs at Global Fund for Women.

Interested in learning more? Download our Download our summary report of the panel here.