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Funding for women’s rights groups in poor countries falls by more than half

As the Association for Women’s Rights in Development forum convenes in Brazil, unpublished research shows declining support for women’s groups since 2011.

Source: AWID and The Guardian

Trading up, crowded out? Ensuring economic diversification works for women

This briefing explores the relationship between gender inequality and economic diversification. It constitutes a modest contribution to the growing study and discussion of this area by feminist economists, activists, donors and international financial institutions.

Tracking the money for women's economic empowerment: still a drop in the ocean

Women’s economic empowerment – defined as women’s capacity to contribute to and benefit from economic activities on terms which recognise the value of their contribution, respect their dignity and make it possible for them to negotiate a fairer distribution of returns – is a prerequisite for achieving gender equality and building inclusive and prosperous societies.

Democratizing Knowledge on Funding Trends

After a decade of conducting and publishing research on trends affecting funding women’s rights organisations and work, AWID has developed a ‘Do-it-Yourself toolkit”, for adapting the Where is the Money for Women’s Rights (WITM) research methodology to specific locations, constituencies, and issues.

Source: AWID

Democratizing Knowledge on Funding Trends

After a decade of conducting and publishing research on trends affecting funding women’s rights organisations and work, AWID has developed a ‘Do-it-Yourself toolkit”, for adapting the Where is the Money for Women’s Rights (WITM) research methodology to specific locations, constituencies, and issues.

Source: AWID

Democratizing Knowledge on Funding Trends

After a decade of conducting and publishing research on trends affecting funding women’s rights organisations and work, AWID has developed a ‘Do-it-Yourself toolkit”, for adapting the Where is the Money for Women’s Rights (WITM) research methodology to specific locations, constituencies, and issues.

Source: AWID

Closing gender finance gaps: discussion on financing scenarios for women in agriculture

On 28 October 2015, Anne Schoenstein of AWID’s Economic Justice team participated in an online discussion of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. AWID’s input focused on providing a feminist lens on the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

World Bank must push for greater transparency in PPP projects

Public Private Partnerships are not transparent enough, and face criticism from civil society organisations and others for being too expensive, and a risky use of taxpayers’ money. On Monday 29 February more than 50 CSOs have written to the World Bank Group asking the institution to push for more financial transparency around PPPs.

Source: AWID and Eurodad

UN FfD Hearing: Speech from Anne Elisabeth Schoenstein

Speech by Ms. Anne Elisabeth Schoenstein from AWID during the Informal Interactive Hearing for Civil Society in preparation of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development on 9 April 2015.

Collective Change: The Value of Mobilizing Local Resources for Women’s Rights in the Global South and East

This case studies of ten women's funds is a joint initiative led by the International Network of Women's Funds, Mama Cash and the International Human Rights Funders Group.