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Grassroots Review, your link to empowering children and youth worldwide.

Community dream-building

Anuradha Bhosale, center, with children who participate in Avani programs.

Avani, one of GFC’s 2020 Courage Award winners, is using a new approach to building community support for gender equality. The organization, which works with children and youth at risk of being trafficked, has started engaging local communities in dream-building activities to explore shared hopes for gender equality. Learn more about Avani and stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 Courage Award winners on June 1!

Voices from a new girls’ summit

A portrait of summit participant Naomi

Last month, more than 100 young people from Liberia and Sierra Leone attended the first West Africa Adolescent Girls Summit. Twelve adolescents who participate in GFC partner programs designed and led the event, organizing workshops and activities on human rights advocacy, movement building, and other topics. Read their reflections on the summit and their hopes for the future.

Exploring ideas and resources in philanthropy

A growing map of resources to reimagine philanthropy and global development.

In the latest issue of GFC’s Learning Playground, we explore youth-led participatory grantmaking, how funder listening can strengthen community-led approaches, and more. We also share a growing map of resources to reimagine philanthropy and global development. Check out the most recent issue from Vanessa Stevens, GFC’s Director of Innovation and Influencing.

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