URGENT: Call for signatures – Open letter to President Macron

To add the name of your organization to the list of signatories before December 3rd, please complete our online form.

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Below is an excerpt from the Open Letter :

Mr. President,

We, the undersigned, feminist and women’s and young women’s rights organizations,

Welcome President Macron’s initiative to disburse the Support Fund for Feminist Organizations (SFFO)” of 120 million euros over three years to support feminist movements working for gender equality;

Applaud the FDA’s call for projects “Support for feminist organizations in the South” for an amount of 15 million euros, the first disbursement of this support to feminist organizations;

Concerned, however, by the many conditionalities linked to the management of this first grant of 15 million euros which greatly restricts the number and type of organization that can qualify to manage these funds;

Note that the financial criterion by which the organization carrying out the project or the leader of the consortium “must . . . present an average annual budget equal to or greater than 5 million euroseliminates the majority of feminist and women’s and young women’s rights organizations working in developing countries, including most Women’s Funds;

Emphasize that the risk that feminist organizations will not access quality grants from this first round of funding is real…

… Stress that it is ever more important that France’s commitment to invest 120 million euros into feminist initiatives over the next three years achieves its stated objectives and truly reaches WROs and feminist groups in the Global South;

Affirm that what feminist organizations want, and need are quality, multi-year, flexible and self-MANAGED financial resources for their initiatives;

Hope that the French government, by accepting our requests, proves its understanding of the real needs of feminist and women’s and young women’s rights organizations and thus sets a good example for future initiatives of the same kind;

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