Diversity and difference

Global Fund for Women expands young women's leadership programme to East Africa

With funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we have expanded the Young Women’s Leadership Initiative to East Africa–in Kenya and Tanzania. Global Fund for Women is working with 40 young women from 20 women’s rights organizations across Kenya and Tanzania, to strengthen their leadership and support them as they create and implement their own community projects to create social change. The initiative in East Africa is currently in its first year, and Global Fund for Women will be tracking the initiative’s progress.

Step Up Migrant Women Campaign publishes research findings on migrant women reporting to the police

The Right to be Believed: Migrant women facing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the 'hostile immigration' environment in London, a research report produced by Cathy McIwaine from King's College London, Lucila Granada and Illary Valenzuela-Oblitas from LAWRS/Step Up Migrant Women campaign, was published in May. 

'Disparate in Voice, Sympathetic in Direction’: Gendered Political Blackness and the Politics of Solidarity

While political blackness seems to be making quite a comeback, this resurgence has also met with frustration and ambivalence. This paper aims to make sense of why this mobilising concept is accepted in some contemporary black feminist circles and outright rejected in others. It unpicks the diasporic dimensions of political blackness, reflecting on the issues that converged to foreground ‘black’ as the basis for mobilising women of African and Asian decent to engage in collective activism.

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