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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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 mmessinger | 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.

International Women’s Day – A Call for Global Solidarity

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 8, 2022
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Today, as we commemorate International Women’s Day, we are watching an unprovoked military invasion progress with news pouring in of death, destruction and a mounting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

FGM Zero Tolerance Day – Remembering Maseray Sei

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 6, 2022
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Today is FGM Zero Tolerance Day. We hear of cases but don’t even really know how many girls die from genital mutilation – commonly from hemorrhage or infection.

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

Feminist Activism in Peru

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 17, 2021
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Throughout Latin America, machismo culture teaches men, and women, that women are property, less than human, deserve abuse and punishment, and have no inherent rights.

Women, Peace, and Security: Afghan Women Leaders

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 29, 2021
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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.