From US $40 Billion to US $2 Billion: unpacking the real numbers behind Generation Equality funding pledges

The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) closed in July with the announcement that US $40 billion was pledged to advance gender equality worldwide. Four months after the GEF, we are still waiting for UN Women to make the full details of funding commitments publicly accessible.

How funders can resource feminist movements: concrete practices to Move More Money to the Drivers of Change 

This report by AWID and Mama Cash, in the context of our Count Me In! partnership, contains key practice-based insights on HOW funding modalities can succeed in providing sustained and direct resources to feminist movements in all their richness, boldness and diversity.

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.

AWID's Presentation at FfD3 side event: Financing Gender Equality, Human Rights and Economic Justice

The following presentation was made by AWID at a side event on Financing Gender Equality, Human Rights and Economic Justice, at the Third Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Webinar: Tax Justice and Women's Rights

In June 2015, four expert panelists talked about gender bias in taxation and the incidence of VAT on poor women. Over 100 women’s rights and feminist activists participated in  the discussion.

AWID's Presentation at UNGA69 Side Event

AWID's Executive Director gave the following presentation at the side event "Making it happen - financing gender equality and women's rights in the post-2015 development agenda" co-organized by OECD, UN Women and AWID at the 69th United Nations General Assembly.

Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice

The growing dominance of international financial markets and institutions in defining global economic policies has resulted in the capture of people’s power in the interest of global elites and big corporations.

Making trade work for gender equality

Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women. 

Beyond Investing in Women and Girls: Mobilizing Resources

An in-depth look at the funding landscape for women’s rights and the powerful impact of resources in the hands of women’s organizations.

Assessing donors' role in promoting women's rights and supporting women's rights organizations

This report is the result of an action research initiative that explored questions about the role of donors and drew insights into possible strategies for changing the existing funding landscape so that more resources are made available to women’s rights organizations.