Are Canada’s politicians ready for the urgency of climate change? 8 climate action leaders weigh in.

Why It Matters

Climate change is an emergency. And experts say that humanity has a small window of opportunity to avoid the worst of it. That means that the next few years of Canada’s climate policy — and who shapes it, according to what values — urgently matter.

The voices of Afghan women and girls are being muted — it’s time for Canadian women to fill the silence

Why It Matters

Canadian, international and Afghan women’s rights organizations have spent the last few decades fighting tirelessly for women’s education, work, and safety. Their work — and their partnerships with one another — are significantly threatened under the Taliban.

0.1 percent of the world’s philanthropic money goes to Black feminist activists — this global organization is working to change that

Why It Matters

Black feminist activists are at the forefront of political and social change worldwide, yet they receive a miniscule amount of global philanthropic dollars. Closing that gap requires a new approach to grantmaking — one that’s Black women-led, trust-based, and community-first — and resources from the rest of the sector.

There are 30 locally-run ActionAids all over the world. Secretary-general Julia Sanchez opens up about what they’ve learned about shifting power.

Why It Matters

Allowing INGO country offices to operate independently is one way of shifting power within humanitarian agencies, but there are a host of other power dynamics to consider.

Gender equality organizations sometimes work in isolation. Equal Futures Network brings them together.

Why It Matters

Gender equality organizations across Canada (and the world) are often trying to solve the exact same problems: domestic violence, discrimination in the workplace, a lack of child care. Many of the solutions are similar ─ and organizations can learn by sharing them.

White saviourism is still prevalent in fundraising practices. Here are four simple ways to avoid it.

Why It Matters

White saviour fundraising isn’t just paternalistic and racist. It can condition donors to believe that humanitarian issues in the Global South are unsolvable. Fundraising campaigns that promote solidarity can be just as effective as traditional ads, if not more so.