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COVID-19: Dispatch from Brazil

Mrs. Laney Franecki PhD 22 March 2020

While I am writing, Brazil’s Health Ministry reports that there are 621 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country spread across 17 states. Unsurprisingly, the states with Brazil´s two biggest cities are home to the …


Feminism as a priority area in migration

9 March 2020

Angélica Gómez is part of Fondo Semillas, a nonprofit organisation focused on improving women’s lives in Mexico and a sponsor of the Gender, Youth, and Children on the Move conference in Tijuana. Her reflection is …


Resistance, care and learning

6 March 2020

‘Insist, persist, resist, and never desist…’ I found this phrase on a sign on a wall one day as I walked down the street, and the only thing I thought was: ‘Now, what is going …

The faces of migrant youth

6 March 2020

In response to the Gender, Children and Youth on the Move conference in Tijuana, Nancy Pérez, a local youth leader from Jóvenes por el Cambio and a professional boxer based in Guatemala, wrote the following …

On their own ground

3 March 2020

If you want to build strong partnerships with Indigenous people, you have to approach them as equals and on their terms Machu Picchu in Peru, Teotihuacan in Mexico, or Tikal in Guatemala: what do these …

Investment, innovation and respect

and 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Money is often not the most important element of investments in Indigenous communities, taking a backseat to building long-term partnerships Indigenous communities, foundations and entrepreneurs have launched creative structures and approaches to access financial capital, …

A more comprehensive idea of well-being

, and 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Indigenous Peoples’ idea of welfare goes beyond the material – often encapsulated in Latin America in the notion of buen vivir. The role of engaged funders is to embrace this, and to have a long-term …

The rebellion of the everyday: Generous women who are changing Latin America*

3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Artemisa Castro Félix, executive director, Fondo Acción Solidaria, AC (FASOL), Mexico It is impossible not to be moved by the work of the beautiful women portrayed in this book who, despite their differences, …

‘Empathy for Impact’ podcast aims to strengthen philanthropy and social investment in Chile

Alliance magazine 1 March 2020

A podcast created by Empatthy in partnership with El Líbero is shining a light on social issues in Chile to promote philanthropy and social investment in the region. Empatthy, founded by Rosa Madera, is an …

Funders as allies in the movement for migrant rights

28 February 2020

‘They won’t even let us buy coffee for meetings, only water,’ shared one grassroots leader as she dialogued with funders and fellow participants at the Gender, Children, and Youth on the Move convening last week. …