Viewpoint: Only 1% of Gender Equality Funding Is Going to Women’s Organisations – Why?

Friday, July 5, 2019

By Kasia Staszewka, Tenzin Dolker and Kellea Miller

In the past two years alone, governments and international institutions have announced more than $1bn (£0.8bn) in new commitments to support gender equality globally.

These include: €500m (£440m) for the European Union and UN’s joint Spotlight Initiative, €120m by France for its feminist foreign policy and $114m by Norway to end sexual and gender-based violence in conflicts. Canada has announced CAD$490m (£290m) towards three programmes: women’s leadership ($150m), the LGBTQ2 Fund ($40m), and the Equality Fund ($300m). This fund was among the nearly $600m committed to women and girls in June at the Women Deliver conference.

Photo courtesy of Simone McCourtie.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

development finance, gender equality, global development