July Photo of the month

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FRIDA grantee partner, Revolt Social Workers, in Ljubljana, Slovenia recently supported a direct action against sexism.

The aim of the action was to bring feminism on the streets and involved marches, creative art installations and stops in front of different sexist institutions. For example, one of the stops was in front of SAZU – Slovenian Art and Science Academy. According to RSW, SAZU has more than 100 members, but only 5 of them are women. The action in the picture is in front of the Slovene national television. “They recently played a documentary, ‘Between sexes’ that was very offensive to women,” explains RSW.

RSW has been a FRIDA grantee partner since 2013. See their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vstajniske.socialnedelavke

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Good news! أخبار سارة Хорошие новости! Buenas noticias! Bonnes nouvelles!

Good news! We’re keeping our call for proposals open for 7 more days! Applications are now due on 4th August 2014 at 12pm GMT. Application details: http://bit.ly/FRIDAApplyNow2014

Buenas noticias! Estamos manteniendo nuestra convocatoria de propuestas abierta durante 7 días más! Las solicitudes se deben hasta el 4 de agosto de 2014 12pm GMT. Detalles de aplicacion:http://bit.ly/FRIDAApplyNow2014

Хорошие новости! Мы держим наш призыв к предложениям открытых для более 7 дней! Приложения теперь производится по 4 августа 2014 в 12 pm GMT. Способы нанесения:http://bit.ly/FRIDAApplyNow2014

أخبار جيدة! ونحن مع دعوتنا لتقديم مقترحات مفتوحة لمدة 7 أيام أكثر! التطبيقات هي الآن المستحقة على 4 أغسطس، 2014 في 12:00 GMT. تفاصيل التطبيق:http://bit.ly/FRIDAApplyNow2014

Bonnes nouvelles! Nous gardons notre appel à propositions ouvert pour 7 jours! Les applications sont maintenant en raison du 4 Août 2014 au 12:00pm GMT. Détails de l’application:http://bit.ly/FRIDAApplyNow2014

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5 Reasons Why FRIDA Grants are Unique

After four years since it’s founding, FRIDA remains the only youth-led fund in the world focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism.

Here are the top 5 reasons why FRIDA grants are unique. What else would you add or want from a grant to support young feminist activism?

1. FRIDA’s grants are small but FLEXIBLE.

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They can be used on what matters most for newly established groups to create an impact. From getting your group formally registered, to renting a safe space, to paying for utilities, and to covering local transport costs for socio-economically disadvantaged community members to actually get to these spaces, FRIDA grants can be used every step of the way.

2. One grant equals multiple RESOURCES.

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In addition to the grant, FRIDA provides additional support for groups to strengthen their own capacity, connects groups with one another to share skills and ideas, and convinces other funders to support young feminist organizing and the larger movement.

3. INCLUSIVITY is key to strengthening a global movement.

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Groups can apply to FRIDA in five different languages and do not need to be registered in order to receive funds. This means FRIDA can reach newly established groups or groups that choose to remain underground in order to work with very marginalized communities.

4. What is a movement without DIVERSITY

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FRIDA is committed to funding organizations and initiatives that are unlikely to be funded by more traditional funding sources because they might be too small, are working with highly discriminated communities, using radical strategies to challenge the status quo, or taking risks on new ideas.

5. ACTION speaks louder than words.

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FRIDA does things differently by using a participatory grantmaking model that lets applicants vote on the best proposals. This shifts decision-making power between funders and grantees, and increases collective accountability and community among young feminist groups.

So what are you waiting for? 

If you are a group of young feminist organizers that fit the FRIDA funding criteria, apply now! 

The call for applications is open from 23 June – 28 July, 2014.

Apply now in

English | Français | Español | русском | العربية

If you are a believer in young feminist leadership and want to contribute to building the next generation of movement activists, please get involved! 

Give a one-time donation or set up a monthly gift. 

You can also consider giving your skills, time, or other resources to FRIDA and its grantee network – write to us and let us know!

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Radio Udayapur: Their voices, Their airwaves

Radio Udayapur Team

Radio Udayapur Team

Bandana Danuwar is the station manager at Radio Udayapur, a community radio station run by girls and women based in Udayapur, Eastern Nepal. Radio Udayapur became a FRIDA Grantee Partner in 2013 with a new project – Un-Veiling – aimed at ending child marriage. Bandana joined Radio Udayapur five years ago and she found the time in her very busy schedule to tell us more about the program and work the Radio Udayapur team does. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your role at the radio?

I first joined the team just to speak on the radio, but when I became part of it my thought totally changed and I started to think about the radio and the issue of community. Later, the radio operating organization, Women’s Empowerment and Resource Centre made me the leader of Radio Udayapur. My current roles in the radio include station management, program quality control, coordination and collaboration, planning and implementation, and reporting and evaluation.  Read More

JOIN THE FRIDA TEAM: Recruiting for new advisors!

FRIDA is recruiting passionate and committed young feminist activists to join its International Advisory Committee!

Founded in 2010, FRIDA is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. We believe in the collective power, expertise, and innovation of young feminist organizers to address root causes and structures of inequality in order to create lasting change in their communities.

FRIDA’s Advisory Committee plays a leadership role by providing advice and ideas in particular linked to FRIDA’s grant making, capacity development for grantees, regional outreach and resource mobilization. It is understood that this role will be flexible, but would be expected to be for a term of 6-12 months depending on shared needs. FRIDA Advisors are responsible for supporting the Co-Coordinators in the development and operations of the Fund. Please read the Terms of Reference and Application form for full details of responsibilities. Check out the bios of our current Advisors and Staff members to learn more about who you could be working with.

Searching for specific regional expertise

As FRIDA approaches its third grantmaking cycle this May-August 2014, we are especially seeking young feminist activists to support the review of proposals from groups in specific regions of the world. We are specifically seeking advisors from the following regions:

  • 2 advisors from Asia and the Pacific – specifically South Asia and the Pacific Islands
  • 1 advisor from Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States
  • 2 advisors from Sub-Saharan Africa – specifically Western and Southern Africa
  • 2 advisors from Latin America and the Caribbean – specifically South and Central America
  • At least one of the advisors above must be a French language speaker

Selection Criteria for Advisory Committee Members

  • Aged under 30 years at the time of application
  • Three or more years demonstrated commitment to advancing women’s rights, equality and non-discrimination and feminist movement building;
  • Three or more years involvement with young women’s organizations/initiatives working for women’s rights, including time in a leadership role at a local, national, regional or global level;
  • Regional representation, thematic expertise and knowledge of specific constituencies;
  • Skills in such areas as communications, capacity-building, or monitoring and evaluation;
  • EITHER fundraising experience, such as applying for or receiving monetary grants from a grant-maker or donor OR at least two years working in a grant-making or funding institution (experience grant-making to young women’s groups and/or start-up, small or community-based groups highly desirable)
  • Basic spoken and written English language skill
  • Desired: spoken and written language skills in any of the following: French, Spanish, Russian, and/or Arabic

Please submit completed applications to info@youngfeministfund.org as soon as possible and before 9 May 2014.

Download FRIDA Advisors Terms of Reference

Download FRIDA New Advisor Application

FRIDA Advisors Mexico Dec 2013

FRIDA Advisory Committee Meeting in Mexico Dec 2013

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