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Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF);
"Women & Philanthropy: Inspiring Women, Inspired Giving" is the first contemporary report into women and philanthropy in the UK. It highlights, for the first time, the growing involvement and influence of women in major philanthropy today. This trend is significant for everyone with an interest in promoting a culture of giving in the UK, and this report ought to spur on further research into this important area. Leading off the report, a Philanthropy UK survey of advisors to high-net-worth individuals revealed that, amongst other findings, women, like many male philanthropists, take a strategic approach to their philanthropy, and that they often seek a deeper level of engagement and connections with the causes they support. The report also look at the history of women's philanthropy in the UK, and offer a global perspective, with high-level overviews of women and philanthropy in seven countries.
Economic Opportunity Institute;
The lingering impacts of recession highlight the central importance of women's work to family economic survival - but also the gulf that still separates women's earnings from men's, and the need for new policies that promote healthy workplaces and healthy families.
This document presents a two page overview of UN Women's work on economic empowerment: "Many international commitments support women's economic empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action, [CEDAW] and a series of [ILO] conventions on gender equality. UN Women supports women's economic empowerment in line with these, and with the growing body of evidence that shows that gender equality significantly contributes to advancing economies and sustainable development. Working with a variety of partners, our programmes promote women's ability to secure decent jobs, accumulate assets, and influence institutions and public policies determining growth and development. One critical area of focus involves advocacy to measure women's unpaid care work, and to take actions so women and men can more readily combine it with paid employment."
This report looks at water through the eyes of women, exploring the impacts and potential solutions that enable women to reclaim their time, as well as the roles that water can play in improving women's lives.
Women have made considerable progress over the last several decades in dismantling barriers to opportunity in education, employment, representation in government, and other domains. But opportunity remains severely constrained for many women, particularly low-income women, women of color, and immigrant women
Excerpts transcripts of presentations at a March 1993 symposium on "1992: The Year of the Woman in American Politics?" that examined shifts in the dynamics of women's political participation, both as voters and as candidates and elected officials.
Center for Economic and Policy Research;
This issue brief looks at the most recent national data available to examine the impact that being in or represented by a union has on the wages and benefits of women in the paid workforce. Even after controlling for factors such as age, race, industry, educational attainment and state of residence, the data show a substantial boost in pay and benefits for female workers in unions relative to their non-union counterparts. The effect is particularly strong for women with lower levels of formal education.
Global Fund for Women;
Global Fund for Women believes the empowerment of rural women, a continued focus on food security, and access to resources are women's rights issues; all three are needed to address critical gaps in human rights and development processes. To this end, Global Fund launched a 2.5 year grant making and learning initiative in June 2011 to support 22 rural women's groups working on sustainable agriculture and the promotion of women's rights in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Uganda.
Our research framework addressed critical questions regarding constraints facing women farmers, and their preferred strategies for enhanced agricultural performance and advocacy for their human rights. We expected the learnings would provide strategic direction for grantees' work, Global Fund programs and the funding practices of other donor and development actors. This summary shares key findings from the 2013 evaluation of the initiative.
Rockefeller Archive Center;
Lucy Truman Aldrich (1869-1955) and Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller (1874- 1948) were both enthusiastic collectors of Asian art and great benefactors to the Asian art collections at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum. Lucy Aldrich's collection of Asian textiles, donated between 1934 and 1956, is not only the single most significant gift of textiles to the Museum but is also one of the broadest and best collections of these materials in the world. Two other important gifts from Lucy Aldrich, a Benin head (39.054) and a spectacular Elizabethan Portrait of a Lady of the Hampden Family (42.283), enhance the Museum's holdings significantly. Her younger sister, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, made a comparable gift to the Museum in 1934, when she donated her comprehensive collection of Japanese bird-and-flower prints (kachōga), one of the finest in the world. Mrs. Rockefeller and her husband, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960), also made various other gifts to the Department of Asian Art in the 1930s and 1940s, including other Japanese prints and a Chinese jade lithophone inscribed and dated 1761. These very generous benefactions have played a major role in shaping the character of the Asian collections at the RISD Museum.
This document presents a social investment report. in 2009, Bloomberg Philanthropies and NoVo Foundation partnered to make a significant joint investment in Women for Women International to support the economic empowerment of women survivors of war. They engaged KPMG to assist them in better understanding the impact the WfWI programs in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can create for women and girls and identify the leverage points for continued investment in this and similar projects. Methods included key informant interviews and a review of "corroborating data".
Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University;
Women Give 2012 focuses on the effect of age and gender on charitable giving, with a spotlight on giving by Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and older Americans. The new report is the third in a series of research reports by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University that offers deeper insights as to how gender differences affect philanthropy.
The Women Give studies complement a growing body of research that affirms women's growing importance as donors in the nonprofit sector. They also benefit decision-makers and fundraisers seeking to expand their donor base and attract more volunteers by providing key insights to inform their strategic efforts to more deeply engage women.
Sentencing Project, The;
The United States stands alone on the global stage in terms of the scope and restrictiveness of its felony disenfranchisement laws. In 48 states and the District of Columbia, persons who are incarcerated for a felony offense are not eligible to vote while in prison. In 35 of these states, persons on probation and/or parole for a felony conviction are also ineligible to vote, and in 10 of these states a felony conviction can result in the loss of voting rights for life. As of yearend 2004, nearly 5.3 million Americans were unable to vote as a result of a current or prior felony conviction. African Americans, who are disproportionately represented at each stage of the criminal justice system, from arrest and conviction through sentencing and incarceration, have acutely experienced the impact of this policy. This results in a dilution of the political voice of many communities of color and further alienates neighborhoods with high-density incarceration and correctional supervision, thereby exacerbating pre-existing inequalities.
Because the majority of persons under correctional supervision are male -- 93% of persons in prison, 77% of persons on probation, and 88% of persons on parole -- much of the attention given to felony disenfranchisement policy has focused upon its impact on males. While the effect of this policy among African American males has been widely documented -- in some states one in four black males is denied the right to vote due to a felony conviction -- less is known about the impact on women, particularly women of color. In an effort to provide a greater understanding of the wide-ranging impact of felony disenfranchisement policy, this briefing paper analyzes existing data to construct estimates of felony disenfranchisement rates for women.