Fact and Fiction: Examining Microcredit/Microfinance from a Feminist Perspective

This primer provides a definition of microcredit, situates the tool both historically and within present debates on development and economics and finally discusses its impact on particular groups of women.

2011 AWID Global Survey “Where is the Money for Women’s Rights?”: Preliminary Research Results

These preliminary research results derive from the 2011 AWID Global Survey, which was completed by 1,119 women’s organizations from over 140 countries.

Women Moving Mountains: The Collective Impact of the Dutch MDG3 Fund

This second report in a research series on resources for women's rights organizing analyzes the aggregate impact of women’s organizations around the world that received grants from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ MDG3 Fund.

Where is the Money for Women's Rights - Factsheets

These factsheets were produced to help in understanding the dynamics around funding for womens rights activities.

Assessing donors' role in promoting women's rights and supporting women's rights organizations

This report is the result of an action research initiative that explored questions about the role of donors and drew insights into possible strategies for changing the existing funding landscape so that more resources are made available to women’s rights organizations.

Implementing the Paris Declaration: Implications for the Promotion of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the issues related to gender equality in the aid effectiveness agenda.

Development Cooperation Beyond the Aid Effectiveness Paradigm: A women’s rights perspective

This discussion paper unpacks how women’s rights advocates envision a development cooperation framework that takes into account gender equality and women's rights and that is truly inclusive, sustainable and just.

The Aid and Development Effectiveness Process from a Women's Rights Perspective: A Snapshot

This document was prepared as a guide to the sessions relating to development cooperation at the 12th AWID International Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, 19-22 April 2012.

The Power of Investing in Women’s Rights and Empowerment: A Mid-term Summary of the MDG3 Fund and its Gender Equality Outcomes

This brief shares an assessment of the Dutch MDG3 Fund, highlighting the mid-term outcomes of grants made to a sample of women's organizations worldwide.

Influencing the Funding Landscape for Gender Equality & Women’s Organizations and Movements

The analysis of trends and context presented in this paper are intended to inform both women’s organizations and donors in their work on resource mobilization for women’s organizing.