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Women's Safety & Security Archives - Women's Funding Network

Coming Face to Face with a Personal Hero at Women Funded 2019

Rory Shields, controller for The Asia Foundation, recently found himself among hundreds of attendees at Women Funding Network’s (WFN) biennial conference, Women Funded 2019: Leadership for a Changing World. While he came to hear his personal hero speak—former President of Ireland Mary Robinson—he was also inspired by She the People Founder and President Aimee Allison. Read more about his experience below.

Rory Shields with former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.

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Kevin Powell: Making the World a Better Place for Women

WFN Keynote Speaker Kevin Powell.

Celebrated author and activist Kevin Powell is keynote speaker for Women Funding Network’s upcoming Women Funded 2019: Leadership for a Changing World. Here, Kevin talks about the importance of “allyship” and what mentors like Gloria Steinem have taught him.

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Statement in Support of Congresswomen of Color

Women’s funds and foundations around the world are adding their names to our collective statement in support of our country’s female elected officials of color. These signatories represent millions of dollars in grantmaking for gender equity per year, and this statement represents our unity in standing up for all women who serve in government and in other arenas.

Click here to read our collective statement.

 

Raising Public Awareness Through Digital Advocacy

 

“The current practices of our major political parties are dangerous for women, men and children. They are based on moral premises that are causing severe harm, and we must challenge them.”

— Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director, Victorian Women’s Trust, Australia

 

In Australia, immigration is an issue mired in political jousting, leaving the vulnerable at risk. Lawmakers are under intense scrutiny for their current policy that mandates any refugee or asylum seeker who arrives by boat must be sent to Nauru or Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island for offshore processing (read more). Here, their basic protections are denied and abuse is often condoned.

For women this can be particularly dangerous, with many reports revealing that women are routinely abused and raped.

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Bulgarian Fund for Women’s Provocative Campaign to Put a Face to Gender-Based Violence

 

One in four Bulgarian women—that is over one million—are victims of physical or sexual violence.

Of these women, 67% did not report these acts of violence to the authorities due to feelings of guilt or shame. With the #Every4th campaign, the Bulgarian Fund for Women (BFW) decided it was time to change this.

Through an animated video (above), their 16-day, call-to-action campaign asked: What is the true face of violence?

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New IWPR Report Shines a Spotlight on Women’s Health and Safety Across the U.S.

New data released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), as part of its Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, finds wide disparities across the states and among racial/ethnic groups when it comes to women’s health and safety.

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