Today, mainstream media focuses on covering climate disasters in a way which brings disproportionate attention to “heroic” characters who can allegedly lead us out of our climate crisis. To counter this narrative, FRIDA launched the Climate & Environmental Justice Media Fellowship in partnership with the international human rights media platform OpenGlobalRights (OGR).
In a time of social spaciousness, the biggest lesson we have learnt is that our individual wellbeing is deeply intertwined with the wellbeing of everyone else. FRIDA recognizes the COVID-19 crisis as a moment to show up for those who most need us.
We believe in the collective power of young feminists to lead and transform their own communities. That’s why we’re the only fund run by young feminists to support and establish other emerging feminist organizations, collectives and movements.
MEET our CEJ FELLOWS!
At this critical time of climate emergency, untold stories of climate and environmental justice needs to reach the world.
In partnership with OpenGlobalRights, FRIDA is proud to support four distinguished young feminist fellows who join the first Climate and Environmental Justice Media Fellowship
No Straight Lines
In order to create a more just world for young women, girls, and trans youth, we need to reconsider and reshape power in relationships, to reimagine how resources flow, how we value expertise and how we relate to each other as human beings.
We are thrilled to present 'No Straight Lines': a guide and practical resource for INGOs and funders that have a genuine interest and commitment to support young feminist organising and movements. It draws on interviews from individuals working in INGOs, Funders, and young feminist organizations.
Last year, we created history by organizing the first-ever convening for young feminists from Central Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central and North Asia (CEECCNA) region in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Our learnings and takeaways were multifold ranging from identifying common opportunities and challenges faced by young feminist activists to specific regional threats that CEECCNA poses for feminist movements to thrive. In all, we left with stronger bonds and unforgettable feminist friendships. Read the convening report in English and Russian .
FRIDA's Happiness Manifestx!
At the most fundamental level, we feel happiness should be at the center of our organizing. FRIDA staff got together and came up with a manifestx to keep each other accountable to care practices and hold ourselves to a standard of wellness and work/life balance.
Over a journey of collective reflections, we found the courage to collectively build, create and consolidate a healthier organizational culture and community culture. To realize this, the FRIDA team re-imagined the scope of self-care and collective well-being, giving importance to the practices that will keep us mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy.