Webinar: Supporting Global Intersex Communities During COVID-19
Thursday, September 17th
10 am EDT/ 4 pm CEST/ 5 pm EAT
Intersex communities are amongst the most underfunded movements globally. The COVID-19 pandemic and surrounding politics have exacerbated the inequities already faced by intersex people. Increased isolation, exclusion from needed health services, loss of employment and income: these are some of the experiences reported by intersex-led groups about the impact of COVID-19. Since many intersex people are already drastically excluded from both local and national economies, there are serious concerns about what the pandemic could mean to the future of intersex communities and movements.
Join the Global Philanthropy Project’s Trans and Intersex Working Group and the Intersex Human Rights Fund for a grantmaker webinar on the impact of COVID-19 for intersex movements. Hear concrete recommendations in funder actions and practices; explore how to make your first intersex grant or grow your portfolio; listen and learn from intersex communities on how to do better grantmaking.
The webinar will provide funders with insights about how COVID-19 is impacting intersex-led groups across global regions and offer space to strategize together about effective responses in the short, medium, and long term.
Please note: this webinar is intended for a limited audience of grantmakers only.
Vivir y Ser Intersex
Senior Program Officer, Intersex Fund
Intersex Asia Co-chair
Program Officer Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
Senior Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Dan Christian Ghattas
Executive Director of Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe)
Executive Director, Mama Cash
Founder and Executive Director of Intersex Society of Zambia
Donor Recommendations (The State of Intersex Funding, 2017)
- Fund work led by intersex people.
- Provide flexible and stable funding to intersex groups.
- Provide sufficient funding for paid staff.
- Invest in anti-trauma resources and burnout prevention.
- Invest in the organizational strengthening of intersex groups.
- Support intersex activists to build community and national-level work, while they continue to advance work at the international level.
- Educate your funding institution and your peers about intersex issues.
- Decrease the barriers preventing intersex groups from finding and applying for funding, particularly by explicitly targeting calls for proposals to intersex groups and funding unregistered groups using intermediaries.