At the Fund, we know that true equality for women and girls means strong, locally-rooted women’s rights activism that disrupts power structures and cultural norms—some of which are centuries old—that relegate women to second-class status. In every region in which we work, we support talented women and men who are committed to changing this status […]
Photo courtesy of Accountability Lab August 7, 2017 “Name and shame” For years, this has been the main approach organizations have used to tackle corruption. Groups employing this tactic work to apprehend corrupt politicians, then broadcast their names publicly to discourage others from committing similar acts. And while some progress has been made, this method […]
The public health crisis surrounding Ebola has gripped the world’s attention for almost a year, yet most of what the media has reported has overlooked the human rights crisis affecting those at the center of the outbreak in West Africa. The government-led response to the Ebola outbreak has raised serious concerns such as rights abuses […]
John Kabia, Program Officer for West Africa discusses the human rights crisis of the Ebola outbreak as well as the efforts of Fund grantees to respond to the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The Fund currently supports over 100 organizations in six different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. We’re currently working in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in West Africa, and Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda in the African Great Lakes. Over a decade of grant-making in Sub-Saharan Africa has shown us just how critical human […]