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Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

The Story Behind Our New Name

With great pride and enthusiasm, we are excited to announce that Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights has changed our name: we are now Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism!

Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

Climate, Crisis, and Care: Our Approach to Philanthropic and Policy Advocacy

In 2021, Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism piloted a new funding initiative, the Feminist Innovation Fund. This past year, the Fund’s main focus was to resource feminist movements across regions to pilot intersectional projects highlighting gender and climate justice, focusing on growing feminist movements and bringing marginalized voices (including women, LGBTQI communities, and persons with disabilities) into the climate conversation.

Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Should Center Care, Trust, and Flexibility 

The Count Me In! (CMI!) consortium, which supports structurally excluded women’s rights activists and groups worldwide, must challenge conventional MEL systems. As part of that journey, we talked to two of our members –  Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights and Urgent Action Fund-Africa and explored how we can MEL better and in a feminist way.

Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

The Feminist Response to Protect Reproductive Rights: One Year After the Overturn of Roe V. Wade

June 24th, 2023, marked the one-year anniversary of the unfortunate overturn of Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision that guaranteed the right to safe and legal abortions in the United States. This decision has had far-reaching consequences, impacting the lives and autonomy of individuals of all genders. Reproductive rights are not just a women’s issue- these rights are about bodily autonomy, freedom, and justice for all.

Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism

The Emerging Roles of Collective Care for Global Feminist Movements: What You Need to Know About the Urgent Action Funds Report

“How Can We Ground Ourselves in Care and Dance Our Revolution?” contains interviews with 141 activists in 63 countries speaking on how they integrate care into their activism and work. We’ve asked those who compiled the research to provide a deeper understanding of the importance of collective care in the feminist space.

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Chinyere Ezie



Chinyere Ezie is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she advocates for racial justice, gender justice, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) rights, and challenges governmental abuses of power. Chinyere previously worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center where she brought cases defending the rights of LGBTQI+ Southerners. She also served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she litigated employment discrimination cases and secured a $5.1 million jury verdict on behalf of workers subjected to unlawful treatment. Chinyere is a William J. Fulbright Scholar, a White House Fellows Program Regional Panelist, and a cum laude graduate of Yale University. She also received a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School, where she was an Alexander Hamilton Scholar and served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law. Chinyere serves on the Board of Directors of the Transgender Law Center and the feminist grant-making organization the Urgent Action Fund. She was also a Founding Board Member of the National Trans Bar Association.In 2018, she was named one of the nation’s Best LGBTQI+ Lawyers Under 40.