A Feminist Development Policy: Funding beyond power differentials (4/5)

Funds are constantly flowing but are they reaching the people and initiatives they should be? This episode we explore questions such as: how does funding reflect our priorities as a society; how can we build more trust between donor and grantees; and where do we need to be looking to ensure we are supporting feminist movements for social change? Tune in to hear some important critiques and valuable best practices to move the funding landscape toward more Feminist Global Collaboration. 


A podcast with:
Angelika Arutyunova, Feminist thinker, strategist, advocate and consultant 
Chantelle de Nobrega, Grants Manager at Mama Cash
Samie Blasingame, Host and environmental justice activist, researcher and facilitator

This series was initiated by an emerging network of practitioners aiming to re-think development policy from a feminist perspective; FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders, a feminist non-profit initiative to advance gender equity in the in civil society sector; and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Audio production by Grettch.

Download the transcript here.

1. Arutyunova A. & Hessini L.: To Accelerate Social Change, Approach Philanthropy with a Feminist Lens. 

2. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Feminist Funding Principles.

3. Dolker T. et al.: Where is the money for Feminist Organizing? AWID

4. Equality Fund

5. FRIDA: No Straight Lines, Transformations with Young Feminist Organiser, A resource for INGOS and Funders. 

6. CIVICUS: Grassroots Solidarity Revolution

7. Investigate Europe: Europe’s love affair with fossil fuels

8. Leading from the South

9. Lever, E., Miller, K. and Staszewska, K.: Moving More Money to the Drivers of Change: How Bilateral and Multilateral Funders Can Resource Feminist Movements. AWID and Mama Cash with support from the Count Me In! Consortium

10. Staszewska, K. et al.: Only 1% of gender equality funding is going to women’s organisations – why? AWID

11. Transnational Institute: Climate Collateral: How military spending accelerates climate breakdown

This episode is part of the series:

This series hands the microphone to people whose voices don’t often get heard - people now making choices which don’t conform to laws or customs - or whose views have long been disregarded, even censored. Its about communities fighting for basic human rights and its about the diverse tools of their struggles. We discover how women are securing their rights through political protest, we look in detail at women’s reproductive rights and we go into LGBT communities worldwide.