This grant to Global Fund for Women (GFW) will support feminist-led abortion rights movements in Francophone West Africa. GFW will partner with Le Centre ODAS and other abortion rights initiatives in Francophone West Africa and foster cross-regional learning between movements in West and East Africa. With feminist movements, GFW will build a participatory decision-making process to provide multiyear core support grants to activists working on expanding self-managed safe abortion care. During the grant period, GFW and its partners seek to influence philanthropic practice in feminist, movement-led grantmaking and governance. (Strategy: Global Reproductive Equity)
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The Global Fund for Women has been a catalyst in the global women’s rights movement since 1987. By mobilizing nearly $85 million from more than 20,000 individuals and institutions, it has been able to provide grants to 4,200 groups in 171 countries. In 2010 alone, the Global Fund’s efforts reached 125,000 women and girls and benefited thousands more. In recognition of the appointment of the Global Fund for Women’s new CEO, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, this unrestricted funding would allow the organization to continue to advance women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world.