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Financial Sustainability for Women's Movement's Worldwide - Second FundHer Report

 AWID - Association for Women's Rights in Development




By Joanna Kerr, 2007

Building on the achievements/impact of our 1st FundHer Report, Where is the Money for Women’s Rights? Assessing the resources and the role of donors in the promotion of women's rights and the support of women's rights organizations, this report probes deeper into fundamental questions related to resource mobilization and movement-building. How are women’s organizations and movements growing worldwide? Why do we need strong women’s movements and organizations? Where is the money for women’s rights? How should we mobilize new resources to build stronger feminist movements in order to advance women’s rights worldwide?

The Report is second in a series of publications resulting from AWID's multi-year action research initiative Where is the Money for Women's Rights?, set up to not only offer insights and strategies for achieving a significant increase in access to and amount of funding available to support women's rights work, but also to improve the effectiveness of women's organizations to raise more funds and utilize them to build stronger movements and progress gender equality globally.

In the index below, you can access the newly revised and designed 2007 Second FundHer Report, in PDF files. You can download the report either by chapters or as a single file



Download in English

Full Report


Index, Acnowledgements and Acronyms

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Summary

Chapter 2 – How are Women’s organizations growing worldwide and why should we care?

chapter2.pdf 1.45 MB


Chapter 3 - Where is the Money for Women’s Rights…and how can we tap it?


chapter3.pdf 525.22 kB

Chapter 4 - How should we mobilize new resources for building stronger feminist movements and resources for women’s rights worldwide?

chapter4.pdf 353.30 kB

Annex 1 – Glossary

annex_1.pdf 98.31 kB

Annex 2 – Contact Information for Funders for Women’s organisations


annex_2.pdf 126.99 kB










To see how governments, insitutions, associations, + value women's program/legislation/project support



Women can learn to LOBBY and use VOTING POWER and POLITICAL CLOUT to support their causes.


Women comprise 70% of the world's poorest citizens, which creates compounded victimization, lack of influence, and fewer quality of life choices. This MUST change!


Collective women's activities, women's movements, lobbying, advocacy, collaborations, Shadow Reports, media directed to women's issues, can make powerful influences.


Women have consumer buying power of half the population.


We best pay attention to Budget Gender Analyses, and BEFORE budgets are adopted.


In the US, according to The Independent Sector, most individual donations, the bulk of philanthropic giving, comes from older, white men; and these donors tend to favor groups that are more conservative and offer greater benefit to men and boys. Women-driven philanthropy is growing and needs to be directed to gender programs.


Women are not only paid less money than men, but they frequently do not control their own money.


In many parts of the world, women support traditional charities but not women's non-profits, as this sector has not developed or been promoted, or linked to women of means.


In the US, women under age 45 are the fastest growing group of donors to progressive and feminist groups, and their generosity tends to be greater than that of young men. Source:  The Feminist Majority


We must as women, DEMAND resources from our communities if we are to be active and successful in community social change movements. We must provide facts and strong proposals; we must persevere....


 If changing the status of women and girls is a priority, it must be FUNDED. Laws for women's and girls' social programs must have BUDGETS, and adequate budgets, or they will just stay on paper. And the implementation must lead to results and accountability.


We need to define our ASSETS vs. our needs, and assert leverage from funding influencers and move into power in leadership, foundations, positions that control the funds our programs deserve and require.


We need to set our campaign goals high, high enough to achieve our goals, and not rely on scarcity or mediocre capital.


Social responsibility of corporations and business can be marketed by women's organizations, with skillful strategies and connections.


Keep sharing ideas and strategies on mobilizing WOMEN - POWER - ECONOMICS - WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT - HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS.

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