Examining extractavism’s gendered violence and honoring the women fighting for change
Though large-scale extractives projects disproportionately affect women and girls, they are, according to a new report from The Sage FUND, becoming agents of change—even when their health, safety, and livelihoods are on the line.
Keeping our commitment: Update on our pledge for tenure rights and forest guardianship of Indigenous Peoples
Today, the Ford Foundation is pleased to share the first annual update on our COP26 pledge: From January 1, 2021, to June 29, 2022, we approved $68 million in funding to support the tenure rights and forest guardianship of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
What will it take to bring clean energy to South Africa?
South Africa relies on coal for 87% of its electricity, but it’s at a critical moment after establishing a landmark Climate Commission and committing billions to clean energy. What does a transition to clean energy look like and how do we ensure those most vulnerable get a fair deal?
BUILDing resilience in systems: Indonesia’s AMAN
AMAN supports over 17 million Indigenous people across Indonesia, protecting against threats to their land from extractive industries and supporting education, food sovereignty, and traditional culture. Through a BUILD grant, AMAN was able to create a technology infrastructure to connect disparate communities—key to surviving COVID-19.
Celebrating Harry Belafonte, firefighter for justice
Beautiful Harry Belafonte—Mr. B to his friends—was an accomplished artist, but he was also a bold social justice activist, who was never content to accept the status quo. When his friend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described America as a “burning house,” Belafonte agreed to serve as a firefighter for justice.
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The Future Is Hers
Around the world, women have become an unstoppable force. They are rewriting the rules, redefining power, and reimagining what equality looks like. With their collective power, anything is possible. Inequality will be a thing of the past—the future is hers.
There Is No Justice Without Disability
There are one billion people living with disabilities who experience inequality in all its forms. To build a world where everyone is equal, we need to recognize how disability intersects with social justice and work together to create a future of opportunity for all.
Working towards a truly just energy transition transition with Hilary Penington and Saliem Fakir
In conversation with Hilary Penington for “On What Matters,” Saliem Fakir, founder and executive director of the 3-year-old African Climate Foundation, discusses the continent’s progress toward clean energy across three key sectors—energy, land use and agriculture, and cities.