Challenging harmful gender norms is key to making grant-making most effective for vulnerable populations, research has shown. That’s why major international donor institutions like CARE, PEPFAR, UNAIDS, UNFPA, USAID and WHO have all embraced “gender transformative” initiatives that challenge rigid gender norms. The World Bank has moved gender norms to the center of its work improving gender equity among women and girls. Gender impacts every issue funders address, yet gender norms are often ignored, or disconnected from factors like race and class.
Join this interactive, open discussion about the terms, ideas, and findings behind intersectional approaches to US philanthropy that reconnects racial, social, and gender justice. Toolkits and leave-behinds provided.
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More about the presenter:
Riki Wilchins is Executive Director of TrueChild, a research and action center that promotes “gender transformative” approaches to improving life outcomes for at-risk youth that challenge rigid feminine and masculine norms and reconnect race, class and gender. The author of four books on gender theory and politics, Riki has conducted briefings and trainings for the White House, CDC, Office on Women’s Health, Office on Adolescent Health, as well as funding collaboratives Women’s Funding Network, Women Moving Millions, Philanthropy NY, and Jewish Women’s Fund Network. Riki’s work has been profiled in the NYTimes; TIME selected her among “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.”