Women’s rights movements get a boost from Canadian Government

A new $300 Million dollar Equality Funding initiative launched by Canada on 24 May 2018, aims to be a self generating fund for women’s movements. This new approach presents the possibility of continuous flexible funding for women’s movements and is the result of sustained advocacy by feminists who pushed for resources for women’s organisations because they recognised the true value of their work.

This next phase of funding for women’s movements will require innovation and new approaches to old questions and will leverage the financial clout of government, private, investment and philanthropic sectors to reach women driving social change and peace efforts globally. The Match International Women’s Fund will play a key role in actualising the initiative to ensure its sustainability.

These are exciting times and we are thrilled for the future of women’s movements across the world!