Funders, Networks, & Allies

Resources from Funders and Allied Organisations Supporting Sex Workers’ RightsWe have organised the growing community of organisations supporting sex worker rights and provided brief introductions to strengthen the support available to the sex worker rights movement.
We have categorised them (funders, sex worker-led networks, and allied organisation) as well as created tags for key topics that intersect with our work.

Alliance Magazine is a quarterly print magazine with an in-depth special feature dedicated to a key aspect of global philanthropy. “Essential reading for the global philanthropy sector with independent opinion, expert debate, and trusted insight. The only philanthropy magazine with a truly global focus, the latest 12 issues of Alliance are behind a paywall and are available only for subscribers, although selected articles are made freely available. The remainder of our archive is open to all visitors.”

Edge Fund is a grantmaking body with a difference: we support efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice, and to end imbalances of wealth and power. Edge believes that if we are to create a world free of injustice and inequality we need to completely change the way our societies are organised. We are passionate believers in ‘participatory grantmaking’, where the funder and the funded work together to decide where the money goes.

The Participatory Grantmakers Community is a global community of practice focused on sharing knowledge to improve participatory grantmaking and encourage its use within philanthropy. The Community developed a list of resources and best practices about how to shift power effectively, equitably and authentically accessible on their website.

Philathropy for Social Justice & Peace (PSJP) is hosted by Global Dialogue and run by a team of volunteers supported by a coordinator and consultants. Thei work in three strategic areas: 1) Reframing the narrative of a good society: We highlight and share new and alternative ideas and approaches to social change such as #ShiftThePower and ideas about what makes a good society, in particular #RethinkingPoverty and now #BuildBackBetter; 2) Strengthening the civic space in its vision for and role in building a good society: We produce research and facilitate debate about the role of philanthropy in creating a good society. We also facilitate learning spaces for development aid and philanthropy practitioners to better align their practice with people led agendas; and 3) Explore the role of markets in building a good society: We are gathering thought leaders to share knowledge, awareness and ideas on markets that work for the common good. Extensive resources are available on their website.

Red Umbrella Fund (RUF) is the first and only global fund dedicated to supporting the rights of sex workers. It was established in 2012 to respond to the lack of funding available for sex workers’ rights organising. In line with its core values of autonomy and ownership, Red Umbrella Fund is a sex worker-led, participatory fund.