Feminist Philanthropy

Special Edition: Feminist Philanthropy

Traditionally, charity has allowed women to carve a place for themselves in the public sphere and to gain a growing influence in certain areas whereas the government’s doors were closed off to them. Nowadays, their participation in philanthropy has become more than a vector for social and political recognition, it is a way to accelerate the process towards equality of the sexes. How? In countries around the world, the feminist movement has been and remains supported by philanthropists and charitable organizations. This edition brings together references that shed light on the relationship between philanthropy and the feminist social movement. These references are also an open invitation to appropriate oneself with a feminist perspective in order to rethink philanthropic action by taking into account gender issues.

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