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Closing the digital gender gap in partnership with Google this International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day this year, we are excited to be partnering with Womenwill, an initiative by Google, to raise awareness about the gender gap in technology and raise money to support programs designed to help women make the most of the online world. Technology—access to it, control of it, and the ability to create…

International Museum of Women Archives

Our Work International Museum of Women Archives We partnered with The Feminist Institute-a nonprofit dedicated to preserving feminist contributions to culture-to preserve our IMOW digital exhibits. Explore the Archive at the Feminist Institute Founded in San Francisco in 1997, led by Founding President Elizabeth Colton, the International Museum of Women (IMOW) was an innovative museum…

Celebrating #EverydayFeminists this Black History Month. #EverydayFeminists #BHMEverywhere

Black History Month 2023: Celebrating #EverydayFeminists in Philanthropy

Join Global Fund for Women this Black History Month as we highlight brilliant Black women leaders who are disrupting philanthropy and development, moving money, and getting results. We’re sharing Black history around the world that features the people and organizations who center Black freedom, Black joy, and Black dignity every day. Global Fund for Women…

Inspirational Quotes For International Women’s Day 2022

YOUR GIFT DOUBLED TO SUPPORT GENDER JUSTICE MOVEMENTS Make your International Women’s Day Gift today and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $25,000) to power gender justice movements that center the voices of those most marginalized. MATCH MY GIFT > Around the world, feminist leaders are courageously fighting to alter the course of history….

Join the International Day of Action for Women’s Health

May 28 is the international day of action around women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights – and mobilization now is more essential than ever before.   Rollbacks on women’s rights in the form of extreme anti-abortion policies – in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, and Mississippi – are threatening the health and lives of women in the U.S.    This dangerous trend is reverberating worldwide.   The…

Why 'Resist & Persist' is the Perfect Theme for September 28th, and Every Day

Written by Musimbi Kanyoro, President & CEO, and Leila Hessini, Vice President of Programs. Originally published in Huffington Post.  In today’s world, women’s sexual and reproductive rights, including the right to safe, legal, and affordable abortion are being attacked and rolled back by those in positions of power. In far too many places, abortion remains…

African women cheer for their rights

Women’s Human Rights

Global Fund for Women’s approach focuses on winning rights for women, girls, and all historically marginalized people. Women’s human rights are essential to achieving gender justice globally. Learn more about gender justice here. What are women’s human rights? Women’s rights are the fundamental human rights that were enshrined by the United Nations for every human…

News Release: Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women merge

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 5, 2014 – In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) today announced they have merged. The merger brings together Global Fund for Women’s expertise on issues, grantmaking, and fundraising with IMOW’s…

Text: Cleo Kambugu, Director of Programmes for the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI EASHRI) Image: Cleo Kambugu looks to the camera with a calm expression.

Cleo Kambugu

Cleo Kambugu is a Ugandan human rights activist leading the fight for equality for sexual and gender minorities, including trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming communities. She works as the Director of Programmes for the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI EASHRI).


Shika/Shieko Reto (she/her) is a visual artist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, whose work features trans women’s experiences from Malaysia, LGBTQIA+ rights, environmental concerns, and human rights issues.