The Red Umbrella Fund

The Red Umbrella Fund is the firstĀ  global grantmaking mechanism for and by sex workers.
Red Umbrella Fund
In 2012, a new and innovative global grant-making mechanism for and by sex workers was launched: the Red Umbrella Fund (RUF). The Red Umbrella Fund aims to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of the sex worker rights movement by catalysing new funding specifically for sex worker-led organisations and national, regional and global networks.
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Our Mission is to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of the sex worker rights movement by catalysing new funding specifically for sex worker-led organizations and national, regional and global networks.
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The Red Umbrella Fund is excited to present its first grantees, following the first Call for Applications in 2012. All groups have been awarded a core funding grant of between 4.000 and 40.000 Euro for the duration of one year.
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Miriam Edwards, Executive Director and founding member of the Guyana Sex Work Coalition and co-chair of the Caribbean Sex Work Coalition, explains why the Red Umbrella Fund is of vital importance to sex workers.
Miriam Edwards
Anne Gathumbi, Programme Manager at the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, Kenya, outlines why she is proud to be part of the Red Umbrella Fund.
Anne Gathumbi