Special Initiatives

Mama Cash supports women’s, girls’ and trans people’s rights beyond our four grantmaking portfolios, usually in collaboration with other human rights activist organisations or funders.

Our role can be as a facilitator, host, fundraiser or strategy advisor. We are currently involved in one special initiative: the Red Umbrella Fund.
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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.
Red Umbrella Fund