News & Stories
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.
Emergency Relief for Earthquake Victims in Afghanistan
On June 22 Afghanistan was hit by its deadliest earthquake in decades. The devastation and destruction to the eastern region has been immense.
Finally, Justice for Solsiret Rodriquez
When feminist activist Solsiret Rodriguez disappeared six years ago, her parents knew she had been another victim of femicide.
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.
Confronting toxic masculinity in El Salvador
Toxic beliefs such as “rape is an event that cannot be avoided in women’s lives because it is their destiny,” or “no one will believe you” are examples of how rape culture and toxic masculinity are pervasive and entrenched in the cultural ethos.
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.
ASOGEN Defends Women in Guatemala
In the last moments of Women’s History Month, on March 30 in a landmark case, Carmela Jolomna, an indigenous woman in Guatemala was acquitted on grounds of self-defense after the court viewed her case using a gendered perspective.
Sex, Race, Class & Prostitution
Last week, the Coalition to Abolish Prostitution (CAP International) launched their ground-breaking report – Last Girl First! Prostitution at the intersection of sex, race and class-based oppressions – at an event co-sponsored by the Swedish and French governments.
Emergency Fund for Ukrainian People in Need
On February 24th Russia began a full-scale military invasion of its neighboring country, Ukraine. Since then, we have seen daily images depicting the devastating cost of war. Many Ukrainians have fled their homes seeking refuge in nearby countries.
International Women’s Day – A Call for Global Solidarity
Today, as we commemorate International Women’s Day, we are watching an unprovoked military invasion progress with news pouring in of death, destruction and a mounting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
FGM Zero Tolerance Day – Remembering Maseray Sei
Today is FGM Zero Tolerance Day. We hear of cases but don’t even really know how many girls die from genital mutilation – commonly from hemorrhage or infection.