Responding to ‘Anti-Gender Ideology’ (RAGI)
- In 2018 GPP organized a global meeting, Growing Solidarity: Funding at the Intersection of Faith, Religious Fundamentalism, Human Rights, and Social Justice, bringing together funders supporting LGBTI-afﬁrming faith organizing and those funding opposition to fundamentalist faith agendas.
- In early 2020, GPP developed two related pieces of private research: a report mapping the funding of the global “anti-gender” movement and a report mapping the progressive philanthropic response. Later that year, we produced the public report Meet the Moment: A Call for Progressive Philanthropic Response to the Anti-Gender Movement to share key learnings, offer additional analysis, and make concrete recommendations on funding effective responses.
- In 2021, GPP partnered with Elevate Children Funders Group to produce the report Manufacturing Moral Panic. Weaponizing Children to Undermine Gender Justice and Human Rights, presenting case studies on how governments and civil society actors are weaponizing children’s rights, child protection, and welfare and education services to push “anti-gender ideology” mandates forward.
- Between March and June 2021, GPP co-hosted Shimmering Solidarity: Global Rights Summit, a virtual series focused on grantmaker responses to “anti-gender” movements and related global anti-rights agenda. The Summit included over 50 sessions, with over 480 attendees representing grantmaking organizations, funder networks, and civil society partner organizations.
Since September 2021, GPP is the convener of a task force focused on philanthropic responses to anti-gender issues. Over 50 philanthropic organizations and networks reflecting a range of grantmaking focus across geographies and issues participate. Task force members meet monthly to share data and analysis; cultivate knowledge, skills, and capacity; activate philanthropic leadership to fund bold and inventive responses; and play a key role in developing GPP research and events. The task force is open to all donors, regardless of their membership status with GPP, and is coordinated by Jennifer Redner, GPP’s Advisor for Gender Justice and Equity.