With the Resistance and Resilience initiative, Mama Cash provides tailor-made support for anonymous grantee-partners that are dealing with the effects of the closing space for civil society. We chronicled their, and our own reflections here.
Visionary feminist activists get up every day to organise in their communities and to name injustices that otherwise would remain invisible. Mama Cash understands that feminist activists don’t have the luxury of not doing this work that they are doing. They take action out of necessity because, in order to survive and thrive, they and their communities need a changed world.Read more
Choosing consultants is definitely one thing many funders want be involved in, to make sure that the quality of the work is up to a certain standard – that is to say, a Western capitalistic standard. But the imposition of a consultant does not respect the knowledge and expertise existing locally, and it does not guarantee the best results.Read more
Sophia Sakhanberidze, Programme Associate for Europe, Central and North Asia reflects on the role for funders in closing civil society contexts? "As funders, we play a supporting role. It’s our job to support feminist activists in the best possible way, trusting them and the work they do."Read more
Refilwe Moahi, our Programme Associate for Africa and West Asia reflects on how we can be responsive to grantee-partners who are dealing with contested or under-addressed issues in difficult contexts.Read more
Shradha Shreejaya, Programme Associate for Asia and Oceania talks about how COVID has brought care and relationships into focus. " Our work doesn't end with transferring money. It's also about how we build the relationships."Read more