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DDA Launch Party with Board Members and Partners

"The Sisterhood Is Global Institute proudly welcomes the Donor Direct Action initiative - the answer to what global feminism has been asking for: 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board-of-Directors-Navi-Pillay

Navi Pillay

Co-Convenor
Board-of-Directors-Gloria-Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Co-Convenor
Board-of-Directors-Robin-Morgan

Robin Morgan

President
Board-of-Directors-Jessica-Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth

Vice-President
Board-of-Directors-Karen-Berry

Karen Berry

Secretary
Board-of-Directors-Elizabeth-Evatt

Elizabeth Evatt

Treasurer
Board-of-Directors-Donna-Deitch

Donna Deitch

Board-of-Directors-Jane-Fonda

Jane Fonda

Board-of-Directors-Lela-Goren

Lela Goren

Board-of-Directors-Jane-Levikow

Jane Levikow

Board-of-Directors-Lynn-Nottage

Lynn Nottage

Board-of-Directors-Charlotte-Ornemark

Charlotte Örnemark

Board-of-Directors--Heisoo-Shin

Heisoo Shin

The Donor Direct Action team

Team-Members-Lakshmi-Anantnarayan

Lakshmi
Anantnarayan

Communications Director

Meghan-Baxley

Meghan
Baxley

Director of Operations

Marjorie-Messinger

Marjorie
Messinger

Website

Jarai-Sabally

Jarai
Sabally

Program Director

Amanda-Sullivan

Amanda
Sullivan

Social Media Coordinator

Susana-Chiarotti

Susana
Chiarotti

Regional Advisor (Latin America)

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