16 Days of Activism

Speaking Out on Violence Against Women

Violence against women is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights abuses – it is estimated that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.1 In some countries, that number skyrockets to 70% – almost three-quarters of the entire female population.2 Violence against women is[…]

Young Women’s Rights Activists: Conversations in Canada 2013

The next generation of women’s rights activists are here Around the world we have witnessed the power of young women’s leadership in driving social change for women. This September, join MATCH International and Nobel Women’s Initiative for our speakers series on the importance of young women’s leadership, activism and innovation in the pursuit of global[…]

Young Women Leading Change

Introducing this year’s Young Women’s Rights Activists: Conversations in Canada speaking tour participants! This year’s tour features three inspiring young women from Myanmar, Guatemala and Liberia who are passionate about women’s rights and working to create lasting social change for the women in their communities. Pictured above from left to right are Josephine Gekpelee, Gabriela[…]

One Billion Rising

On Thursday, February 14th, 2013, The MATCH International Women’s Fund will Strike, Dance, and Rise as part of One Billion Rising, a global effort to end violence against women. Along with fellow dancers at World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Farm Radio International (FRI), The MATCH Fund is looking forward to busting a move[…]

Feminist Movement Building

Young Women at the Front Lines of Change Friday, November 2nd, 2012 | 10:30-11:45 To see the event poster, click here. The MATCH International Women’s Fund is pleased to be hosting a discussion on young women activism in Canada and around the world as part of WUSC’s International Forum. In addition to celebrating the successes[…]

Young Women’s Rights Activists – Conversations in Canada

The MATCH International Women’s Fund is pleased to support Young Women’s Rights Activists – Conversations in Canada, a three-city Canadian speaking tour taking place in Regina, Winnipeg, and Ottawa from October 1 – 5, 2012. Teaming up with the Nobel Women’s Initiative’s Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program, The MATCH Fund will provide the three participating women activists[…]