Global Affairs Canada pledges $7 million to support Pan-African Women’s Voice and Leadership initiatives

The African Women’s Development Fund is the second women’s fund selected as an implementing agency for Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative. (OTTAWA, August 14, 2018). Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) and The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) welcome today’s announcement by the Minister of International Development, The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau in Freetown, Sierra Leone,[…]

Joint Statement on Canada’s Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

Ottawa—August 9, 2018 The undersigned organizations express our support to Canada for its recent position on the detention of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. We join Canada in urging Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada, and commend Minister Freeland for her uncompromising stand for human rights, and[…]

Ukrainian Women’s Fund to Receive Women’s Voice and Leadership Funding from Canada

Canada’s direct support of UWF and women’s rights movements is an essential part of a feminist foreign policy  (OTTAWA, July 23, 2018). Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) and The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) welcome the announcement made by the Minister of International Development, The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, in Kyiv today whereby Canada will[…]

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.[…]