One of television’s most recognizable jurists has donated $5 million to her law school alma mater, establishing a scholarship program for female students.
Female philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Melinda Gates have partnered together to empower four organizations that promote gender equality in tech, higher education, caregiving and minority communities with $40 million for their projects.
By Kembet Bolton
Too often, and like in many other areas, women are an untapped resource in philanthropy. The ability of women to contribute and make a lasting impact in philanthropic campaigns is often overlooked and under-utilized.
By Miracle Nwankwo
The world is faced with certain systems and traditions that have been in existence for a long time. Many of these traditions stand as a limitation or bondage to a particular demographic who have had to suffer for generations until a saviour comes to their rescue.
By Miracle Nwankwo
On what was going to be a fateful day in his life, Shali, a Namibian who became blind after a poisonous snake spat into his eyes, sat on his hospital bed as he anticipated the miracle that was to happen to him having undergone a successful eye surgery performed on him by a miracle doctor.
By Miracle Nwankwo The practice of female genital mutilation is a common tradition is some parts of the world. “Although primarily concentrated in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East, female genital mutilation is a universal problem and is also practiced in some countries in Asia and Latin America. Female genital mutilation continues to persist amongst immigrant populations living in Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand,” the United Nations says. Female genital mutilation (FGM) also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision is the procedure of altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and this practice is globally recognized as a violation of the human rights, the health and the integrity of girls and women. The fight against FGM is to protect women and girls from the short-term and long-term complications of this practice, because we believe that no human deserve to be meted such…
By Kembet Bolton Kagwiria is feminist activist and a storyteller based in Nairobi, Kenya and the incoming Director of ‘’With and For Girls Collective’’ which gives $3m in flexible awards and an additional $1 million in leveraged funds to grassroots, girl-led and girl-centred organizations. Kagwiria said frustration and hope got her into philanthropy. “I was frustrated that many young women’s initiatives rarely got funding due to lack of a track record in receiving and managing grants and lack of someone to second the young women for grants,” she said. The ‘’With and For Girls Collective (WFGC)’’ is a group of organizations that share the common belief that girls are vital agents of change. The ‘’With and For Girls Award’’ launched in 2014 and is convened by the U.K based Stars Foundation which collaboratively works alongside eight other strategic partners: MamaCash, Comic Relief, EMpower, FRIDA-The Young Feminist Fund, NoVo Foundation, Nike…