Sisterhood is Global Institute

"The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, now celebrating its 35th Anniversary as the first global feminist think-tank, proudly welcomes Donor Direct Action - the answer to what global feminism has been asking: minimum bureaucracy, maximum effectiveness, support, contact, empowerment

| Robin Morgan, President, The Sisterhood Is Global Institute

Donor Direct Action was founded in 2011 by Jessica Neuwirth with co-conveners Gloria Steinem and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. In 2015 it was integrated into the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, a feminist think-tank founded by Robin Morgan and Simone de Beauvoir in 1984.

Since its inception, Donor Direct Action has regranted over US $3.5 million to front line women’s rights organizations around the world. Today we support 14 partner organizations in 13 countries and manage two thematic funds – the Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking with 11 grantees and the Efua Dorkenoo Fund to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with 5 grantees.

Donor Direct Action’s leadership includes prominent women’s rights activists with extensive experience in global advocacy for women's rights. They come with decades of engagement in the global women's movement both on the front lines and internationally.

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75%

of women’s organizations had an annual income of less than $100,000, and 36% had less than $25,000.

*Statistic according to a 2008 Association of Women in Development survey

Donor Direct Action was founded in 2011 by Jessica Neuwirth with co-conveners Gloria Steinem and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. In 2015 it was integrated into the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, a feminist think-tank founded by Robin Morgan and Simone de Beauvoir in 1984.

Since its inception, Donor Direct Action has regranted over US $3.5 million to front line women’s rights organizations around the world. Today we support 14 partner organizations in 13 countries and manage two thematic funds – the Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking with 11 grantees and the Efua Dorkenoo Fund to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with 5 grantees.

Donor Direct Action’s leadership includes prominent women’s rights activists with extensive experience in global advocacy for women's rights. They come with decades of engagement in the global women's movement both on the front lines and internationally.

August 8, 2020 Devastation in Beirut: Lebanese Women and Girls Urgently Need Your Support March 31, 2020 Domestic Violence During COVID-19 – Friday, April 3rd at 1pm March 8, 2020 International Women’s Day: A Video Message from Donor Direct Action December 23, 2019 Highlights from the 35th Anniversary of the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, December 10, 2019 WHEN Founded in 1984 by Robin Morgan, the late Simone de Beauvoir, and women from 80 other countries, the Institute spun off from the book Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women’s Movement Anthology, compiled and edited by Robin Morgan. At publication, Morgan brought together many of these women for a strategy meeting, out of which was born The Sisterhood is Global Institute, the first international feminist think-tank “pledged to visionary yet pragmatic action in support of women’s rights, freedoms, and power.” Among its many activities in the following years, the Institute pioneered the first Urgent Acton Alerts regarding women’s rights; the first Global Campaign To Make Visible Women’s Unpaid Labor In National Accounts; and the first Women’s Rights Manuals For Muslim Societies (in 12 languages). Founding meeting of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute in New York, 1984 Sisterhood Is Global Institute
Founding meeting of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute in New York, 1984

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