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Afghanistan: One Year Later

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 15, 2022

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 30, 2022

In honor of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we want to take a moment to highlight the phenomenal work of Maiti Nepal, one of our Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking grantees.

Thanks for making a difference – 2021 Annual Report

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 21, 2022

We are proud to share with you Donor Direct Action’s 2021 Annual Report. In this moment of global uncertainty may it serve as a look at all we have accomplished, a call to action and a beacon of hope illuminating the resilience and strength of our frontline women activists.

Denis Mukwege Under Attack for Standing Up for Victims of Sexual Violence

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 7, 2022
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Our brilliant partner and friend, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Panzi Foundation recently spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on the harsh realities of armed conflict and the urgent need to end rape as a weapon of war.


An Update From Ukraine

By Donor Direct Action | May 20, 2022

Iluta Lace, Director of Marta Centre in Latvia, shares a powerful story of a Ukrainian woman’s journey to freedom.

Motherhood is Global

By Donor Direct Action | May 6, 2022

This Mother’s Day, we hope you will join us in celebrating mothers who have been holding everything together.

Sex, Race, Class & Prostitution

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 29, 2022

Last week, the Coalition to Abolish Prostitution (CAP International) launched their ground-breaking report – Last Girl First! Prostitution at the intersection of sex, race and class-based oppressions – at an event co-sponsored by the Swedish and French governments.

Emergency Fund for Ukrainian People in Need

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 11, 2022

On February 24th Russia began a full-scale military invasion of its neighboring country, Ukraine. Since then, we have seen daily images depicting the devastating cost of war. Many Ukrainians have fled their homes seeking refuge in nearby countries.

Meryl Streep on Donor Direct Action

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 29, 2021

“Strong, determined, and resilient” is how Meryl Streep describes Donor Direct Action. As 2021 comes to a close, amidst the great challenges we are all facing we find there is much to be thankful for.

Happy Holidays with Thanks!

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 22, 2021

Our 10th Anniversary year – 2021 – has been both challenging and rewarding. We are proud to report that as of December 2021, Donor Direct Action has re-granted over $5 million dollars to our partners and grantees!

Celebrate Human Right’s Day with Donor Direct Action

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 10, 2021

We hope you enjoy our celebration of Human Rights Day and the 10th anniversary of Donor Direct Action!

Women, Peace, and Security: Afghan Women Leaders

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 29, 2021

The crisis in Afghanistan has thrown a glaring spotlight on women, peace, and security. Women continue to remain sidelined in peace negotiations, and women’s issues are often ignored.