News & Stories
Iluta Lace, Director of Marta Centre in Latvia, shares a powerful story of a Ukrainian woman’s journey to freedom.
This Mother’s Day, we hope you will join us in celebrating mothers who have been holding everything together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
We hope you enjoy our celebration of Human Rights Day and the 10th anniversary of Donor Direct Action!
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.
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.