Because It’s 2116

Guest blogger: Jess Tomlin I am dead. Because it’s 2116. I lived a long life, full of love and activism. I cuddled babies, grandbabies, and great grandbabies. Alongside many brave women and men, I demanded universal human rights, tackling sexism, femicide, child marriage, trafficking, and maddening inequality. We saw women at the grassroots level building[…]

Confirmation That We Exist

Natia Gvianishvili, a 28-year-old Georgian activist who jokingly describes herself as “a lesbian for a living,” is featured in the upcoming documentary by StudioMobile, a grantee of The MATCH Fund. We had the opportunity to interview Natia for the 2015 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (May 17). The Director of Georgia’s Women’s Initiatives[…]

Finding Beauty in the Middle

It is no secret that in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), women face incredible obstacles. Decades of conflict and insecurity has caused mass displacement, high civilian casualties, and greatly reduced the educational and economic opportunities for women. Sexual violence has reached epidemic proportions, with one report indicating that an average of 48 women are raped[…]