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“Reorganize Power for Systems Change”, report from the 6th annual EDGE Funders conference

This April, for the first time outside of the U.S., 260 funders, donors and movement allies came together to “Reorganize Power for Systems Change” at the 6th annual EDGE Funders conference.

Women’s political networks: Defining leadership, breaking barriers, and fostering change

This paper seeks to understand the impact women’s political networks have globally in supporting women overcome the universal cultural and structural barriers they face in engaging in a political career.

Documenting the collective history of FRIDA, The Young Feminist Fund

We are excited to share with you documentation of FRIDA’s collective journey, and invite you to share your own memories!

Canada launches historic fund for women's rights organizations

AWID welcomes this strategic move from Canada, which puts gender equality and women’s rights at the center of Canada’s International Assistance. We also applaud the work done by the MATCH International Women’s Fund and Nobel Women’s Initiative to call on the Canadian government to fund grassroots women’s organizations.

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Training: The Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security

The Women’s Leadership Institute on Peace and Security is designed to strengthen the transformative leadership of activists in fragile and conflict-affected areas in Africa and Asia.

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Fact sheets about sex work

Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) publishes a series of fact sheets clarifying the messages around sex workers' rights.

Professional development programme for gender trainers

This six-month certified programme, offered by KIT and UN Women Training Centre, aims to

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Applications for International Fund

Deadline: 31 July 2017

The foundation is accepting Letters of Intent through its Astraea's International Fund, which supports LGBTQI groups working to advance progressive social change, address oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and promote racial, economic and gender justice. Grants will range between $5,000 and $30,000 per year.

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Supporting inclusive movements: Funding the rights of women with disabilities

Leading advocates and women’s rights donors agree that much more can and needs to be done to include women with disabilities in women’s rights activism, agenda setting, and funding. This brief explores funding at the intersection of women’s rights and disability rights and offers steps donors can take to ensure that their grantmaking is more inclusive of women with disabilities and to support this emerging movement.

Online course on trade and gender for COMESA member countries

Application deadline: 4 May 2017

Taking a gender perspective has helped to reveal a number of structural inequalities between men and women in social, economic and political spheres, and encouraged the implementation of measures to address them. Efforts to mainstream gender equality in policymaking have been critical in this regard.

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