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Statement of Solidarity with Marginalized Genders in Afghanistan

We Stand With You

The Women’s Funding Network invites you to join a statement of solidarity with vulnerable genders and populations at risk due to the advancement of Taliban forces through Afghanistan. 

We stand in solidarity with vulnerable genders and populations at risk due to the advancement of Taliban forces through Afghanistan. We understand that this development poses potentially devastating consequences to the rights and wellbeing of many, particularly of women, girls, and gender nonbinary people who, since 2001, gained new freedoms by organizing and defending their human rights.

We recognize the gendered impact of conflict and the critical peacebuilding role women, girls, and gender nonbinary people play. Of the nearly 250,000 people in Afghanistan who have been forced to flee their homes since the end of May, 80 percent have been women and children.  

We support the global movement of locally rooted solutions and crisis response that center the leadership of impacted populations.

We are calling on countries to stand up for women, girls, and gender nonbinary people everywhere. We ask individuals to call political representatives to expand or create emergency programs to immediately host Afghan refugees; and we ask all to consider donating to organizations doing vital work on the ground to support women under threat including the following:

In solidarity, signed:

  • Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President & CEO, Women’s Funding Network
  • Jane Sloane, Senior Director, Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, The Asia Foundation
  • The Rev. Susan H. Lee Ph.D., President, US Women’s Caucus at the UN
  • Junemarie Justus, Policy Director, US Women’s Caucus at the UN
  • Sarah Haacke Byrd, Executive Director, Women Moving Millions
  • Latanya Mapp Frett, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
  • Teresa Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Paulette Senior, President & CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • Françoise Moudouthe, CEO, African Women’s Development Fund
  • Katrin Wilde, Executive Director, Channel Foundation
  • Aaron Dorfman, President & CEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • Ana Marie Argilagos, President and CEO, Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Patricia Cooper, Founder/Convener, Women’s Regional Network: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India
  • Vanessa Daniel, Executive Director, Groundswell Fund
  • Trish Tierney CEO, Co-Founder, WAKE
  • Roslyn Dawson Thompson, President & CEO, Texas Women’s Foundation
  • Carly Hare, National Director, CHANGE Philanthropy
  • Julie Castro Abrams, CEO, How Women Lead
  • Kelley Griesmer, President and CEO, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
  • Dr. Amalia Luxardo, PhD, CEO, Women’s Fund of Southern Arizona
  • My Lo Cook, Executive Director, Shadhika
  • Dr. Lombe Mwambwa, Executive Director, National Organisation for Women in Sport Physical Activity and Recreation
  • Marya Meyer, Executive Director, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade
  • Suzanne Brown Peters, President, Peters Associates LLC
  • Erika Burnett, Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga
  • Meg Smith, Director, Vermont Women’s Fund
  • Anne Wadsworth, Executive Director, Girls Education Collaborative
  • Sharon LaRue, Kentucky Foundation for Women
  • Beth Bengtson, CEO, Working for Women
  • Tanna Clews, CEO, New Hampshire Women’s Foundation
  • Kelly Nevins, CEO, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
  • Heather Ettinger, Managing Partner, Fairport Wealth
  • Mr. Obert Gonzo Esq., Director, Family Visions Child Trust
  • Tania Turner, Executive Director, Fondo Semillas
  • Sheri L. Scavone, P.T., EHSA, Executive Director, Western New York Women’s Foundation
  • Viviana Alvarado Pacheco M.A., Research and Program Associate, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade
  • Dana Wiley MSW, Development Director, The Fund for Women and Girls
  • Felicia Davis, President & CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women
  • Ana Patel NA, Rotary International Representative, UN Women Rotary International
  • Francene Chadwick, Co-Founder and CEO, Serve
  • Shibu Prosad Baidya, MA, Bangladesh
  • Shona Blakeley, Executive Director, Women’s Fund for Scotland
  • Mary Osbakken MD, PhD, President, Osbakken Consulting, LLC
  • Blair Glaser, Consultant, BlairGlaser.com
  • Joanne Murray, Executive Director, Women’s Fund SouthCoast
  • Tine Ward, Founder and CEO, Rockflower Partners Inc.
  • Dana Zaphiris, Erie Women’s Fund
  • Miloney Thakrar MPP, MSc, Founder & Principal, Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.
  • Leela Bilmes Goldstein PhD, Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Hawaii
  • Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates
  • Sarah Vaill, Director of Philanthropy, Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Abbie Hodgson PhD., Director, The Ascend Fund
  • Keesha Gaskins-Nathan Esq., Director, Democratic Practice Program & Racial Justice Initiative – U.S. Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Merle Chambers, Chambers Initiative
  • Anna Beth Gorman, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
  • Denise Raquel Dunning PhD., Founder & Executive Director, Rise Up
  • Susan McCaslin
  • Monica Ramirez Esq., Founder and President, Justice for Migrant Women
  • Julie Castro Abrams, CEO, How Women Lead
  • Indhira Prego, Learning & Assessment Manager, Fund for Global Human Rights
  • Nicole Anna Maria Simmen
  • Daljit Soni Esq., People’s Attorney
  • Muadi Mukenge, Chief of Development and External Relations, Ipas
  • Elaine Maly
  • Selfient
  • Emily Weltman M. Ed, Founder, Collective Flow Consulting
  • Beatriz (Bia) Vieira, Interim CEO, Women’s Foundation California
  • Dawn Oliver Wiand, President and CEO, Iowa Women’s Foundation
  • Tanya Mordacci, Superhero Latina Entertainment
  • Sarah Ghiorse, Executive Director, NewMexicoWomen.Org
  • Rima Anabtawi M.A.
  • Tracy DeVries, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi
  • Stephanie Hanson, Trustee, William H Donner Foundation
  • Ruby Bright, President and CEO, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
  • Chelsea Schuster, Founder, Audacious Impact
  • Nicole Baran, Executive Director, Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
  • Elisabeth Covella-Hanley, Partnership Development Director, MCN Foundation
  • Stacey Keare, President, Girls Rights Project
  • Jo Giles, Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Omaha
  • Milana Walter J.D., Community Development & Outreach Director, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade
  • Alexis Newton, Chair, Beyond Our Borders
  • Susan Sherrerd, President & Executive Director, Muirfield Foundation
  • Michelle Reddy Fund, Manager, Fiji Women’s Fund
  • Jo Ann Hunter, Executive Coordinator, Rise Up
  • Kerry-Jo Ford Lyn, Acting Executive Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation
  • Gloria Perez, President & CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
  • Carla López, Executive Director, Central American Women’s Fund – FCAM
  • Agni Baljinnyam, Executive Director, Mongolian Women’s Fund
  • Lisa Acree, Board Member, Shadhika
  • Eugenia Montesinos, CNM
  • Urmila Shrestha, Executive Director, Tewa
  • Gillian Barnes
  • Lusenge Maliyabwana, Mme, Directrice, Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises
  • Maria Bobenrieth, Executive Director, Women Win
  • Sarah Vaill, Director of Philanthropy, Liberty Hill Foundation
  • Lindsay Dill
  • Julie Keller, Executive Director, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
  • Natanja Craig-Oquendo, Executive Director, Boston Women’s Fund
  • Irene Rutkoski
  • Elbs Montalvo MA., Co-Chair, Puerto Rico Women’s Foundation
  • Jill Nowak CPA, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Storme Gray, Executive Director, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
  • Magdalena Pochec, FemFund Poland
  • Pamela Shifman
  • Amy Ruggiero
  • Abby Lucha Esq., Executive Director, Family & Children’s Law Center
  • Debra Pritchard, International Womens’ Convocation
  • Wendy Doyle, CEO, United WE
  • Mrs. Mozn Hassan, Chair, Doria Feminist Fund
  • Analice Trindade, Operation Manager, ELAS+
  • Erin Todd
  • Jill Bishop, Vice President of Philanthropy, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
  • Heidrun Twesten
  • Subhojit Roye CSAP, VP Business Process Services, Tech Mahindra Americas
  • Meskie Mize, Social Worker, Mize Family Foundation
  • Maureen Vosburgh
  • Carly Averill
  • Ms. Ariana Wohl, Academic Dean, Our Sisters’ School
  • Dr. Daniela Jauk, Assistant Professor, The University of Akron
  • Jacqueline Vel, Communications Specialist, Pastoral Women’s Council
  • Alejandra Zapata Improper Walls, Vienna, Austria
  • Nina Hälker filia.die frauenstiftung, Germany
  • Meridith Maskara, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Kathleen Huff
  • MaryBeth Dunn, Vice President, BMO Financial Group
  • AREF ALMAQRAMI DR : Republic of Yemen Jamal Street: Next Chamber Of Commerce THE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW & HUMAN RIGHTS
  • Ezaie Muhindo Mbumba, Licencié Coordonnateur, Organisation paysanne pour le développement
  • Jaclyn Bates
  • Claudia Searle, Program Coordinator, How Women Lead
  • Jenny Carmody
  • Bev Strand
  • Sandy Marshall Founder/CEO Project Scientist
  • Ada Williams Prince
  • Kyra Jablonsky
  • Abel Fanuel, Director Women and Children Welfare, Dev’t Org
  • Shirley Edgerton, Director, Rites Of Passage And Empowerment Program
  • Women’s Fund Armenia
  • Kate Kroeger, Executive Director, Urgent Action Fund
  • Tamar Gabelnick, President, Salève Foundation
  • Gulser Kayir Antalya, Women Counseling Center and Solidarity Asso.
  • Jeanette Westbrook MSSW, Woman Graduates, USA
  • Shuchi Sanyal
  • Sarah Nichols Retired ESL Teacher
  • International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women
  • Stephanie Hellman
  • Pat Marrese CAE, Director of Professional Development, Financial Executives International
  • Anisa Raoof, RISCA
  • Jodi Glass
  • Shannon Donahue RN, President of the Governing Board, Bell St Chapel, New England, UUA
  • Kathleen McQuiggan, Invest in Women Advocate, Artemis Financial Advisors
  • Renee Reiner, Co-owner, Phoenix Books
  • Prof. Christiana Okechukwu PhD, Executive Director, Inwelle Study and Resource Centre
  • Aliyya Mattos, Global Girls Fund
  • Debra Pritchard, International Women’s Convocation
  • Elizabeth Rodeno, Station Manager, KPPQ – CAPS Media
  • Angelica Ramos JD, Vice President of External Affairs, National Women’s Political Caucus of California
  • Maggie Osborn, President and CEO, Maryland Philanthropy Network
  • Ms. Penelope Lichatowich MS, Woman In Solidarity
  • Mary Erickson
  • Bonnie Johnson

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