Global Fund for Women
July 25, 2011
Global Fund for Women is a wonderful organization that supports women's advocacy organizations around the world. What makes their work unique is the way that they connect women's organizations that are doing innovative work to uplift marginalized women with the necessary funds to further enhance their capacity to initiate change. Rather than choosing to fund projects or groups that are of interest to them, they really listen to what women leaders around the world are saying they need and envision. Global Fund for Women decides to support the solutions and initiatives that have been locally innovated by women's groups. More non-profits should follow their model--listening to and supporting local women's initiatives--rather than trying to design their own initiatives from afar, lacking a whole, integrated understanding of the complex issues that affect women's human rights.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the work that I do. I work with local women's groups who are creating solutions to issues of climate change, food, land, and water around the world, and I recognize that if we can find a way--as Global Fund for Women has--to connect innovative women leaders with better resources, these women can be true trailblazers of change.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase their available funds!
Professional with expertise in this field & I work to connect women leaders who are the cornerstones of change in their communities to networking opportunities, resources, and knowledge needed to address issues of land, food, and water in the face of global climate change.