Convening of The MATCH Fund’s East African Partners in Nairobi, Kenya

“A tree is stronger when roots are spread, deepen, and intertwine with other roots. Our organizations will work the same way.” – Cynthia (Boxgirls Kenya) on the importance of forming connections between grassroots feminist organizations in Eastern Africa.  On April 23-24 2019, The MATCH Fund’s East African partners gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for a two-day[…]

The MATCH Fund and Equality Fund Take Women Deliver

Ahead of Women Deliver 2019, history was made. On June 2nd, we introduced the Equality Fund to the world – a collaboration between philanthropists, investors, and government designed by women, for women to get unprecedented amounts of money into the hands of women and girls at the grassroots. At the YWCA in Vancouver, The Honourable[…]

Canada’s only global women’s fund announces its largest grant cycle to date

The MATCH International Women’s Fund will support 27 new partners in 2019, focusing on feminist groups in Francophone Africa and in the Middle East and North Africa. (OTTAWA – February 4, 2019) Today, as International Development Week is kicked off, The MATCH International Women’s Fund (The MATCH Fund) announced the 21 new partner organizations that it[…]

Le seul fonds mondial pour les femmes du Canada annonce son cycle de subvention le plus important jusqu’à présent

Le Fonds MATCH international pour la femme donnera son soutien à 27 nouveaux partenaires en 2019, avec un accent sur les groupes féministes en Afrique francophone, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord. (OTTAWA – 4 février 2019) Aujourd’hui, dans le cadre du lancement de la Semaine du développement international, Le Fonds MATCH international pour[…]

Ce que nous laissons derrière nous en 2018

En fin 2018, un rapport (de la Commission nationale pour l’égalité des sexes, rien de moins!) affirmait que les garçonsdu Kenya avaient été délaissés. “Il y a eu trop d’accent sur l’éducation de la jeune fille,” le rapport concluait, suscitant un débat national : est-ce que les filles du Kenya sont excessivement autonomisées? Akili Dada,[…]

What we’re leaving behind in 2018

Late in 2018, a report (from Kenya’s National Gender and Equality Commission, no less!) claimed that Kenyan boys were being left behind. “There has been an over-emphasis on the education of the girl-child,” the report stated, sparking a national debate: Are girls in Kenya being over-empowered? The MATCH Fund’s Kenyan partner, Akili Dada, had something[…]

La voix retentissante des femmes Yazidi

« Les survivants sont de plus en plus forts – ils s’organisent et se reconstruisent – et ils crient justice… Ceux qui devaient être les plus faibles sont devenus les plus forts. » – Dre Leyla Ferman, cofondatrice de Platform, sur la force des femmes Yazidi Le 14 novembre, le Fonds MATCH international pour la femme a[…]

The Power of the Yazidi Voices

“Survivors are getting stronger – organizing and rebuilding – and they want justice…Those who were supposed to be the weakest became the strongest.” – Platform co-founder Dr. Leyla Ferman on the strength of the Yazidi women On November 14th, The MATCH International Women’s Fund welcomed our partner, the Platform for Struggle for Women Held in[…]

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