Donor Direct Action’s New Website Launch

Donor Direct Action’s New Website Launch

Donor Direct Action's New Website Launch Dear friend, Today is Human Rights Day, and I want to invite you to celebrate it with me by exploring the new website of Donor Direct Action and learning more about this visionary organization that is working around the...
Donor Direct Action’s Official Launch

Donor Direct Action’s Official Launch

Donor Direct Action’s official launch, featuring Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Lynn Nottage and Robin Morgan, took place on March 9th at the Ford Foundation in New York City, hosted by director Jessica Neuwirth, DDA’s steering committee members, and artists Kate Whoriskey and Daniel...
Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

I am so delighted to share the news with you that Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi Hospital in the Congo, has won the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor/activist from Iraq.  Both of these newly awarded Nobel...

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Peruvian feminists fighting femicide need your help

Mar 27, 2023
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On March 13th, two university students were sexually abused and murdered in Chosica, Peru, highlighting the urgent need for action to end violence against women and girls.

Celebrating Women Worldwide

Mar 8, 2023

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

Mar 2, 2023

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.

Anti-FGM Activist Agnes Pareyio makes history!

Feb 6, 2023

Today in celebration of FGM Zero Tolerance Day we wanted to highlight a true history-maker and trailblazer, Agnes Pareyio, founder of Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative whose tireless work has saved many young women from the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Woman, Life, Freedom

Dec 28, 2022

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

Dec 22, 2022
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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

Oct 21, 2022
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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

Oct 11, 2022
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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.

Walk in Afghan Women’s Shoes

Sep 30, 2022
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Our work with the Women’s Forum on Afghanistan reminds us everyday about our mission – to strengthen frontline women’s voices in the international arena.

Another girl dies from FGM in Sierra Leone

Sep 10, 2022

In February 2022 for International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM we shared with you the story of 21-year-old Maseray Sei who bled to death in a Bondo Bush in Sierra Leone after her clitoris was cut.

Afghanistan: One Year Later

Aug 15, 2022
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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Jul 30, 2022

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.