The Girl Child and her Long Walk to Freedom project is pleased to announce the launch of the Kiswahili translation of the patriarchy explainer video!
Pamela Shao lives in Tanzania and currently works for UNICEF as the Chief of Field Office in Mbeya, a city located in the Southern Highlands regions of Tanzania. She has a long career path in the field of humanitarian relief and development, formerly working for World Vision, UNHCR, and the World Food Programme. We met Pamela in 2015 on a vision trip with World Vision that she co-led and were so impressed by her nuanced and wise culturally sensitive approach to social change. This past year, she participated as an advisor in the production of an animated “explainer” video called Understanding Our History of Patriarchy which traces the broad arc of the history of our world’s oldest oppression which over many centuries became encoded into tradition and still lives on in our world today. Soon after the video was released, Pamela proposed the idea of translating the video into Kiswahili to contextualize and extend the reach of the video.
RefuSHE is excited to announce that Geoffrey Thige, RefuSHE’s Executive Director in Kenya, will become the Chief Executive Officer of RefuSHE starting January 2021! Read more about the significance of this transition in RefuSHE’s latest blog post.
This year, on World AIDS Day, let’s Unite for Hope. Grassroot Soccer is excited to bring you their sixth annual, first virtual World AIDS Day Gala. This unique event will combine the best of our prior live events while opening up the experience to a global audience.
Right now — in a moment that none of us could have predicted, yet should not be surprised by — a lot is being asked of philanthropy. Just read a few of the many demands:
Increase investments in Black-led organizations that connect individuals and families to a wide array of resources and build power in our communities to lead substantive change.
Commit to staying in this fight [for racial justice] for years, not months.
Embrace your inner disaster philanthropist.
Fundamentally rethink and redesign the way systems change approaches are being supported.
Step up to help your grantees survive.