In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, feminist activists, institutions, and individuals around the world need immediate access to funding and other forms of support. Many aid packages have already been deployed to the people who need them most, but some other lesser-known populations are in danger of falling by the wayside.
“Our people’s belief is that we are part of the land. The land is not separate from us. The land sustains us. And if we don’t take care of her, she won’t be able to sustain us, and we as a generation of people will die.” – Freda Huson, Unist’ot’en Hereditary Spokesperson
As a member of CLIMA, Urgent Action Fund
The 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) just concluded and the final resolutions will be deliberated for weeks to come. CSW, the biggest conference hosted by UN Women, is often regarded as a slow-moving space for progressive activists. Because of the unique position Urgent Action Fund (UAF) occupies as both an
Olivia Trabysh, Development & Communications Officer
Yara Shahidi, activist, and actress has an impressive track record organizing for gender equity. She is using her latest partnership as the global ambassador for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics to unite and effect change through the launch of the Pretty Powerful Fund.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights has been named near to Shahidi’s heart alongside Girls for Gender
ACTIVISTS: Labrys, a grassroots platform for the advancement and protection of the human rights of LGBTQI people in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, engage a variety of advocacy tools through a network of intergenerational activists. Aizhan, a young, queer activist, is their Advocacy and Education Program Coordinator.
CONTEXT: Because there is a growing trend of violent state and non-state backlash
ACTIVISTS: As a member of the Platform for Struggle for Women Held Captive by Force, a collective of lawyers, psychologists, and activists from Kurdistan, Turkey, and Cyprus, Faika works to document the experiences of Yazidi women surviving ISIS capture and enslavement.
CONTEXT: Beginning in August 2014, ISIS invaded Northern Iraq and massacred Yazidi, Assyrian, Turcoman, Shia
ACTIVIST: Krystyna is the Executive Director of Federation for Women and Family Planning in Poland, an organization dedicated to advancing the basic human right that women have the right to decide if they wish to have children.
CONTEXT: Second to Ireland, Poland has the strictest abortion laws in Europe. In March 2018, an “anti-abortion bill” was unexpectedly
For more opportunities to dig deep on funding climate action, check out our 5-part online dialogue series “The Underpinning Stories”. The series will generate deeper understanding about the underlying narrative frames and assumptions funders have about what constitutes a ‘climate solution.’