2021: ‘Traversing Diverse Bodies of water together; Connected by Turbulent and Calm Currents’
In 2021, even as the pandemic turned more brutal across majority nations, young feminist activists embodied adaptability and continued to persevere. Their activism stood the test of time and found creative ways to connect, interact and solidify relationships despite physical barriers to connection. Reflecting on young feminists’ ability to thrive in the extremest of conditions, adapting as they move, made us look to the metaphor of water and propelled us to explore this theme of water across FRIDA’s 2021 Annual Report; a theme which is a deliberate contrast to and progression from the 2020 Annual Report theme of the desert and the mirage.
2020: Caravaning Towards a Feminist Oasis
To describe the year 2020 as ‘challenging’ would be an understatement. Feminist communities across the world bore the brunt of a tumultuous year, which almost felt like an expansive desert with little flora, fauna and water in sight. Yet, deserts have their own unique ecosystem, supporting a parallel life, a different habitat and a varied way of living. In a similar fashion, we persevered and the fact that we are here now, almost 2 years since the pandemic was first recognized, is nothing short of a miracle. To use desert terminology, an oasis.
2019: Journey into the FRIDAverse of Change
Change isn’t easy. It can be challenging, tumultuous and messy. But if we embrace the inevitability of change, it can bring about opportunities to grow, share and learn collectively. With lots of hope, joy and a labour of love, our 2019 Annual Report takes you on a “Journey into the FRIDAverse of Change”.
2018: Measuring the sky
For FRIDA, sky is the only limit. In 2018, we took on a long and continuous journey making so many discoveries along the path and adapting to changing circumstances. With big ambitions and dreams of a beautiful, ripe and holistic feminist future, FRIDA is measuring the sky as it takes the next steps ahead.
2017: Wild Within
What does it really mean to be a young feminist activist in today's world of gender boundaries, shrinking civic spaces, and stark inequalities of resources? To survive in this world - young feminist organizing needs to be unapologetic, unwavering, and unafraid. It needs to adapt to changing contexts, branch out to other movements and nurture new ideas that are as piercing as the sun and as organic as the flower.
2016: Powerful Patterns
What happens when young feminist organizing is supported and given the right space and environment to grow? It creates a powerful pattern of changing oppressive structures and rewriting histories. We attempted to capture it all in a visually appealing microsite of rich information, colorful illustrations and truckload of inspiration.
2015: The Year of Blooming
Our 2015 annual report follows the theme of blooming because that is exactly what we did in 2015. As an organization, we spent the year strengthening our roots, fostering our community, and becoming more sustainable. At the end of 2015, we stood on firmer ground. Each snippet of 2015 is captured in this gorgeous report. #BloomingAhead
The theme of our 2014 Annual Report is ‘kaleidoscope’ – a tool and a toy to look at the world in new ways by altering patterns around us.
2013: The Infographic
Our 2013 annual report takes a close look at the collective impact of our first cohort of grantees -- 15 groups across 14 countries.
2012: Our First Report
Our first ever annual report discusses FRIDA's vision, explains our unique grantmaking process, and looks back at the first round of grantmaking.