S1. Ep 3: Women’s funds reclaim philanthropy for systemic change
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As the pandemic hit, many social change actors tried to figure out how to best support those most affected.  In this episode we speak to a funder, and not just any funder! Meet Anuradha Rajan, Executive Director of the South Asia Women Foundation India. India’s only women’s fund supports local movement building for women’s and trans people’s rights across the country.

Over the past 1.5 years they took a real deep dive into how women were responding to the crisis and how to best support them. What did they learn and how has that shifted their work? How do they try to balance addressing urgent practical needs and long term strategic change? Be challenged as Anuradha calls for a complete re-imagining of social justice work and philanthropy altogether. That is “if we are serious about the business of tackling  inequality."

This episode is part of the first series on Women’s Economic Justice: Can we make Covid-19 the game changer we so desperately need?

To find out more about the South Asia Women Foundation India (SAWF IN) see below.

South Asia Women Foundation India (SAWF IN)  website:  http://www.sawfindia.org/
 
SAWF IN’s report Staking Our Claim: Resourcing For A Feminist Agenda which addresses the need for feminist resourcing and feminist agenda setting, particularly in these dire times in the post-COVID-19 scenario.

For more information on the state of Feminist Funding read AWID's brief on Where Is The Money for Feminist Organizing? 

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Twitter: @pplvsinequality
Blog: https://peoplevsinequality.blogspot.com/

The show is a collaboration between Barbara van Paassen (creator and host), 
Elizabeth Maina (producer), Alexander Akello (audio engineer) with financial support from the Atlantic Fellowship on Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics. 

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