Rights and Resources: The Effects of External Financing on Organising for Women’s Rights

Published on 1 November 2011

This is a synthesis report of a study to clarify the conditions under which external financial support to women’s rights organisations has a positive impact on women’s empowerment, as well as the conditions in which successful women’s organising is achievable without such support. Participatory methods of critical reflection involved both donor staff and representatives of women’s rights organisations and networks in Bangladesh and Ghana as well as at global levels.

The report also reflects debates from an international conference held in Amsterdam in March 2011 which brought together representatives from case study and donor organisations, as well as international activists and researchers, to discuss the research findings and its implications


Rosalind Eyben

Emeritus Fellow

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Mukhopadhyay, M. and Eyben, R.


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