Citizen-led women's rights work and advocacy is competing with big international NGOs for funding. While immersed in grassroots organising and movements, our communities still face many barriers to entry from prerequisite knowledge to exclusionary hierarchical practices.
As a result women’s rights issues remain underfunded, and organisations are forced to compete for funding and support. Instead of focusing on building our collective power, we focus on mobilising resources. This has major impact on our capacity to invest in deeply intersectional organising and extinguishes collaboration, coalition building, and holistic thinking/action.