Donor Direct Action’s New Website Launch

Donor Direct Action’s New Website Launch

Donor Direct Action's New Website Launch Dear friend, Today is Human Rights Day, and I want to invite you to celebrate it with me by exploring the new website of Donor Direct Action and learning more about this visionary organization that is working around the...
Donor Direct Action’s Official Launch

Donor Direct Action’s Official Launch

Donor Direct Action’s official launch, featuring Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Lynn Nottage and Robin Morgan, took place on March 9th at the Ford Foundation in New York City, hosted by director Jessica Neuwirth, DDA’s steering committee members, and artists Kate Whoriskey and Daniel...
Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

I am so delighted to share the news with you that Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi Hospital in the Congo, has won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor/activist from Iraq.  Both of these newly awarded Nobel...

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Afghanistan: One Year Later

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 15, 2022
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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
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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
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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.

Emergency Relief for Earthquake Victims in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 6, 2022
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On June 22 Afghanistan was hit by its deadliest earthquake in decades. The devastation and destruction to the eastern region has been immense.

Finally, Justice for Solsiret Rodriquez

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 16, 2022
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When feminist activist Solsiret Rodriguez disappeared six years ago, her parents knew she had been another victim of femicide.

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.

Confronting toxic masculinity in El Salvador

By Donor Direct Action | May 25, 2022
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Toxic beliefs such as “rape is an event that cannot be avoided in women’s lives because it is their destiny,” or “no one will believe you” are examples of how rape culture and toxic masculinity are pervasive and entrenched in the cultural ethos.

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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.

ASOGEN Defends Women in Guatemala

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 19, 2022
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In the last moments of Women’s History Month, on March 30 in a landmark case, Carmela Jolomna, an indigenous woman in Guatemala was acquitted on grounds of self-defense after the court viewed her case using a gendered perspective.

Sex, Race, Class & Prostitution

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 29, 2022
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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.