Celebrating Women Worldwide
Today is International Women’s Day. Despite decades of hard work, the world remains a dangerous place for women and girls.
Òlòtūré: Event to Raise Awareness on Sex Trafficking in Nigeria
After many months of planning, the Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking in partnership with the Italian/Nigerian organization Associazione Iroko Onlus, organized two special screenings of Kenneth Gyang’s film Òlòtūré, in Abuja and Benin City.
Woman, Life, Freedom
WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM, three words behind a revolution, three words to define the year. On 16 September, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the Iranian morality police.
Fund the fight of our lives
As 2022 winds down we at Donor Direct Action take a moment to pause – inspired and in awe of the work of our indomitable frontline women’s rights partners from every region of the world!
An Evening with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege and V
Last month, on September 19th, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College hosted an evening with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, Dr. Denis Mukwege and Tony Award-winning playwright, founder of V-Day, and One Billion Rising, V (formerly Eve Ensler).
Thoughts from Aminata on International Day of the Girl
From loss of education in Afghanistan to FGM in Sierra Leone and sex trafficking in Nepal today’s girls continue to face some of the worst forms of violence and discrimination. On this International Day of the Girl, let us remember that girls are leaders, revolutionaries, and change-makers.
Afghanistan: One Year Later
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
In honor of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we want to take a moment to highlight the phenomenal work of Maiti Nepal, one of our Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking grantees.
Thanks for making a difference – 2021 Annual Report
We are proud to share with you Donor Direct Action’s 2021 Annual Report. In this moment of global uncertainty may it serve as a look at all we have accomplished, a call to action and a beacon of hope illuminating the resilience and strength of our frontline women activists.
Dr. Denis Mukwege – CNN Interview on Sexual Violence in Ukraine
Our brilliant partner and friend, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Panzi Foundation recently spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on the harsh realities of armed conflict and the urgent need to end rape as a weapon of war.
An Update From Ukraine
Iluta Lace, Director of Marta Centre in Latvia, shares a powerful story of a Ukrainian woman’s journey to freedom.
Motherhood is Global
This Mother’s Day, we hope you will join us in celebrating mothers who have been holding everything together.