The CHANGEMAKERS Program is part of Global Fund for Women’s commitment to support and bring light to gender justice movements and gender justice leaders defying the odds for social justice today.

Through the CHANGEMAKERS program, we share the stories of leaders in various fields—from artists, athletes, activists, and more—who are currently bringing about impactful change in their respective fields. This includes but is not limited to activists like Loretta J. Ross, professional athletes like Joanna Lohman, and our incredible advisors and grantee partners around the world.

Check out our CHANGEMAKERS program and learn more about feminist leaders making a difference.

Winnet Shamuyarira

Winnet (She/Her) is a Zimbabwean feminist activist whose work focuses on women’s bodily autonomy and interrogating power and patriarchy’s impact on women’s sexual and reproductive rights.

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

As a Pacific Island feminist, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls (She/Her) stands out. She works at the intersections of development and humanitarian spaces. She has committed her life to bringing more women of all backgrounds to climate negotiations.

Rael Akware

Rael Akware (She/Her advocates for marginalized ethnic minority women and girls through public interest litigation and legal aid. She is passionate about amplifying women and girls’ voices and compelling Government to address historical land rights injustices.

Photo of Jaycie Lewis, a Performance Artist in Antigua & Barbuda
Jaycie Lewis

Jaycie Lewis (she/them) is an Antiguan artist born 27 years ago to a Kittitian mother and Antiguan father. At present, the manifestation of her artistry is as a visual storyteller, and building, directing, and performing in stories for stage, stills, and film. Her art is a vehicle for education on and preservation and celebration of Caribbean culture as well as one for pedagogy and social transformation.

Qańtar Samal

Qańtar Samal (she/her) is a Kazakh digital artist from Aktobe. In her work, she shares her vision of Kazakh/Central Asian culture and its connection to the local queer community.

Anonymous Musician

One member of our third Artist Changemaker cohort has opted to remain anonymous. In the spirit of practicing feminist ethics of care and safety and in line with the Guiding Principles developed by our Artist Changemaker Advisory Council we offer anonymity as an option for all Artist Changemakers. Artist Changemakers may opt into anonymity for a variety of reasons in line with the multiplicities of their creative practices.