07.2017 issue

What’s innovation got to do with it?

Rania Eghnatios — Project Manager, RootsLab, Lebanon In 2013, the Association for Women in Development (AWID) launched a report titled “Starving the roots, watering the leaves.” The report’s main message focused on how there has been increased attention to individual women and girls in recent years, but little support “for the sustained, collective action by…

At the intersection of identity and movement-building

Mika Matsuno Groups working specifically on identity issues fill an important role in civil society spaces, often serving populations left out of other governmental or non-governmental organizations or programs. These identity-focused groups can provide a safe space where individuals who identify with a particular group—such as indigenous women, women with disabilities, survivors of conflict, trans*…

Answering the million dollar question: Reflections on how to support fundraising in local contexts

Anjali Vogelsang Fundraising is hard. Fundraising for women’s human rights can feel, at times, near impossible. With funding for women’s rights groups falling by more than half over the past five years, there is little doubt among anyone in the field that we—donors, grantee partners—need to do more to mobilize, raise resources, and influence funding….

Bold Together Issue 07: Letter from the Editor

Two words that are becoming part of our realities as actors in women’s rights movements around the world are “closing” and “space.” Indeed, while not new, the “closing space” phenomenon is dangerously picking up in pace. We are witnessing the culmination of efforts led by governments since the 1990s to control and limit the influence…