Resisting “Anti-Gender Ideology”

Global Philanthropy Project shares here a collection of resources developed to support grantmakers active globally in response to “anti-gender ideology” and related anti-rights agendas. Please share additional resources with us at
What is “anti-Gender Ideology”?
“The phrase is neither a legitimate academic term, nor a political movement. It is a theory drummed up by hard-right religious activists, who present it as a gay- and feminist-led movement out to upend the traditional family and the natural order of society. It’s a catchall phrase to sell a false narrative and justify discrimination against women and LGBT people. And it is winning elections.”
(The Guardian, 2018)
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Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) and co-sponsoring partners are now organizing the Shimmering Solidarity: Global Rights Summit. This event is a four-month virtual series, in March-June 2021, focused on grantmaker responses to the “anti-gender” movement and related global anti-rights agendas. The Global Rights Summit is an opportunity for grantmakers, philanthropic networks, and aligned colleagues to build shared analysis around anti-rights attacks and strategize towards multi-sectoral progressive philanthropic responses. Learn More… 

Anti LGBTI Faith Organizing


LGBTI Affirming Organizing
  • #AntiGenderPolitics in Latin America video series – Spanish language with English subtitles (Sexuality Policy Watch, 2020) 
  • Gender Ideology: Tracking its Origins and Meanings in Current Gender Politics (Sonia Correa for CREA, 2019) [16:07 minutes]
  • Youtube miniseries: #PreguntasDivinas – religious people asking God questions around LGBT over the chat in facebook, Spanish language. (Sentiido, 2018)
  • Documentary: Destabilising Hetero & Cis-normativity in Africa (AIDS Accountability International, 2018)
  • Documentary: Género bajo ataque / Gender under attack – Language: Spanish and Portuguese language, English subtitles, 70 minutes. (Jerónimo Centurión, 2018)Gender Under Attack: Latin America is being threatened by activists and organizations opposed to the recognition of sexual and reproductive rights, which act to limit and reduce any progress in the field of freedom to decide, fulfilling a political agenda that weakens freedoms, as well as the exercise of a healthy, pleasant and responsible sexuality. “Gender” explores this plot in progress in countries such as Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica and Brazil. Four countries where the political conjuncture, electoral processes, changes in educational content and even the referendum for peace have been the scenarios for these conservative movements to impose hatred of hatred, discrimination, with fallacious arguments, lacking all evidence and sowing fear and distrust. This documentary seeks to alert and inform public opinion that our fundamental rights are at risk and that we must be ready to defend them. [Film Website/Spanish Language]

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