- Philanthropy and Feminism
- filia, a Daughter of the Women`s Movement
- Women Activists for Social Change
"Without women's participation there will be no success in democratization." Marina Tabukashvili, Taso Fund, Georgia
The Responsibility of ‘Mothers’. Gendered Discourses of Women`s Peace Organisations in the North Caucasus/Russia
This article discusses the significance of gender in violent conflicts and uses the discourses of women’s peace organisations in the North Caucasus as an example. Since the Soviet Union dissolved, the region has been marked by violent conflicts. The region has been profoundly unsettled by the Chechen War, which has been raging since the mid 1990s. Discourses on ‘motherhood’ and the ‘responsibility of mothers’ constitute an important basis for women’s peace work in these militarised conflicts. They enable peace activists from various contexts to organise at local and supra-regional levels and to develop common political claims and activities despite profound political cleavages. Women form networks in which activists from disparate sides of the conflict collaborate.
For some people diversity is a question of survival.
Excerpts from an essay by Claudia Bollwinkel
“We feel particularly obliged towards women who are discriminated not only because of their gender, but also because of the colour of their skin, their origin or their sexual orientation.”
From the Certificate of the Foundation
Feminist foundations are alliances between those with money and those who need money. A connection is established between different parties who enter into an exchange which ideally is open on both sides. filia as a community foundation manages the transition from personal affluence and money power to joint and responsible use of this power.
Private capital activates money for the interest of girls and women
based on a speech given on 22.11.2007 on the occasion of the 1st filia Project Party
„It is simply not possible to neutralise private capital!“ – I was faced with this statement recently during a discussion on effective donations and subsidies. It was intended to say: The responsibility that comes with money should be taken personally, it cannot be “passed on”. Anyone who has money to distribute should take it into his or her own hands. Everything else simply “does not work”.
Is that true? filia.die frauenstiftung thinks quite differently. Or perhaps not; as we comprehend the question differently.
What are the Millennium Development Goals?
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
The eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators