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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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.

Thanks for making a difference – 2021 Annual Report

Jul 21, 2022

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

Jul 6, 2022
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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

Jun 16, 2022
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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

Jun 7, 2022
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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

May 25, 2022
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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

May 20, 2022

Iluta Lace, Director of Marta Centre in Latvia, shares a powerful story of a Ukrainian woman’s journey to freedom.