Canada Launches a New Equality Funding Initiative

Investing directly, significantly and consistently into women’s rights organizations and movements To The MATCH Fund’s Friends and Supporters, Today is a big day for Canada. With the Canadian Government’s lead investment of up to $300M, the just-announced equality funding initiative will leverage the financial clout of government, private, investment and philanthropic sectors to reach women[…]

Tackling Climate Change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Climate change may seem like a far-off threat to some. For others, it’s a constant companion. This is especially true for women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For context: the world relies on the DRC for the minerals that power cell phones, computers, and cars. This vast African country, the second largest on[…]

#MeToo Highlights Rape Culture, in Stories Told and Untold

By Jess Tomlin This week, the hashtag #MeToo went viral, highlighting the magnitude of sexual assault around the world. The origins of the #MeToo movement demonstrate the domino effect at its best–starting with a brave idea and quickly blooming into a movement. #MeToo has since taken off in multiple languages (such as #yotambién #moiaussi) and[…]

Malala Believes In Canada. Let’s Prove Her Right.

Just yesterday, two women Nobel Laureates– Malala Yousafzai and Leymah Gbowee–inspired Ottawa, sharing their stories of advocating for girls’ education and boldly leading movements for peace. When Nobel Laureates descend upon your city–your nation’s capital–you know it’s time to listen up and take note. Here’s what I heard: The world believes in us Canada matters.[…]