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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Urgent Appeal: Crisis in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 20, 2021
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This is a critical and terrifying moment for women and girls in Afghanistan. It is with despair that we witness the Taliban’s determined grab for power. We all know that women and girls will bear the brunt of their cruelty.

Welcome ASOGEN – Guatemalan Partner

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 23, 2021
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I am writing to share the exciting news that Asociación Generando Equidad, Liderazgo y Oportunidades (ASOGEN) has joined us as a new frontline partner in Guatemala. ASOGEN generates and facilitates spaces of civic engagement, leadership, political analysis, defense and empowerment of women’s human rights.

A Simple Way to Help Women Effected by the Pandemic

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 4, 2021
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In November 2020, in the midst of the Pandemic, many women in the communities of Chimaltenango were left without work

ASOGEN Gives the Youth of Guatemala a Voice

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 4, 2021
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In November and December of 2017 and January of 2018, ASOGEN formed a workshop for a group of adolescents from the municipality of Nahualá, Sololá.

ASOGEN Survivor Story

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 1, 2021
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SECC (pseudonym) is a teenage survivor of sexual violence. At the time she began her psychotherapeutic process she presented post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to psychosomatic symptoms such as lack of appetite, sleep disturbance (hypersomnia, insomnia and nightmares) and frequent headaches.

COVID-19 Sexual Violence Crisis in Nepal

By Donor Direct Action | May 26, 2021
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With the explosion of COVID-19 in India spreading across the border to Nepal, the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) is struggling to protect girls and women from sexual violence, which has become much more challenging in the current lockdown.

Honor Your Mother and Mothers Around the World

By Donor Direct Action | May 6, 2021

Every day we hear stories of the strength, ingenuity, and resilience of mothers all over the world. This Mother’s Day, we hope you will join us in celebrating mothers who have been holding everything together in a world struggling to survive the devastating impact of COVID-19.

DDA Celebrates 10 Years of Making a Global Impact

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 6, 2021
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DDA Celebrates 10 Years of Making a Global Impact.

Afghanistan shelter in crisis

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 31, 2021
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I am writing to ask you to urgently support our partner in Afghanistan, the Humanitarian Assistance For Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA).

Support the Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 18, 2021
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This week marks the 10th year anniversary of the Syrian uprising, one of the most brutal conflicts of the 21st century, of which we have daily witnessed horrifying accounts of the relentless destruction of homes, hospitals, schools, entire neighborhoods.

Efua Dorkenoo, Meryl Streep, and Gloria Steinem

Together we can end FGM!

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 6, 2021
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Together we can end FGM! Efua Dorkenoo (1949-2014), shown here with Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem, was one of the visionary founders of the movement…

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Oro’s Story

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 2, 2021
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Oro started working as a domestic worker in Lebanon so she could provide for her family. Sadly, she was abused by her employer–who often withheld payment.