Core values

Mama Cash’s core values

 

Diversity

We embrace and encourage respect for diversity in our organisation and among our partners. This includes actively promoting the rights of lesbians, bisexual women and trans people, adolescent girls and young women, women living with HIV/AIDS, indigenous women, migrant women, sex workers, women living in poverty, women from ethnic or religious minorities, and women with disabilities.

Adaptability

We are open to bold, innovative strategies, responsive to changing circumstances, ready to take advantage of strategic opportunities, and prepared to share the risks inherent in the work of resisting and transforming oppressive structures and systems.

Collaboration

We are dedicated to forging collaborative partnerships with donors, grantees, and other organisations in order to achieve shared goals.

Accountability

We are committed to being accountable, evaluating and communicating the outcomes of our grantmaking, and to sharing what we have learned about doing successful social justice philanthropy.

Sustainability

We are determined to make real, lasting improvements in people’s lives by inspiring others to join us in this work and contributing to it financially.

 

Environmental Sustainability

 

Mama Cash is committed to promote an organisational culture that recognises the importance of sustainable practices. Both internally on the workplace as externally, when working with groups and suppliers.

Mama Cash’s commitment to sustainability is taken into account across the organisation:

  • we promote good sustainability practices,
  • we aim to reduce the environmental impact of our activities when possible
  • and we support an environmentally conscious office culture.

 

Achieved since 2014:

  • The vegetarian, organic lunch now consists of mostly locally produced and Fair Trade items
  • Switched to renewable (“green”) electricity
  • Compensation of CO2 emission of travel
  • Use of Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC) paper and decreased amount of prints using Secure Printing
  • Increased systematic waste separation (plastic, glass, paper)
  • Cleaning products are all sustainable
  • Use energy-efficient dishwashers, refrigerators and printers

 

Mama Cash staff is dedicated to continue to decrease our environmental footprint by:

  • Decreasing our energy consumption
  • Reduce, recycle and re-use of products
  • Including suppliers performance on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in our selection criteria (respect for labour rights, environmental impact/concern, including animal welfare, and, if applicable the advancement women’s, girls’, and trans people’s economic participation/independence)

 

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for the groups we support. Mama Cash is part of GAGGA: the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action. GAGGA´s goal is to catalyse the collective power of the women´s rights and environmental justice movements towards realising a world in which women can and do exercise their rights to water, food security and a clean, healthy, and safe environment.