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Giving Women - Activity Report 2021

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“Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders” Henry David Thoreau Faith in a Seed. 1853

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3Giving WomenIs a community of informed women philanthropists who together seek to make a meaningful difference in the lives of girls and women in need all over the world.Each one of us has the power to make a difference but together we can create magic.

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About UsEmpowering Women to Empower Women 30+ Events a year 150+ Members50+ Projects supportedDedicated to helping girls and women from vulnerable communitiesTo educate and build skills and expertise around women focused initiativesA global network of dedicated professional women with a goal to empower and support vulnerable girls and womenSince 2010:

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Giving women in 3 pillars

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A uniqueCivil SocietymodelAn international community of professional women share their acquired expertise, knowledge, experience and time on a voluntary basis to sustain projects and organisations led by women for women and girls. Empowered WomenEmpower Women and Girls A Full Circle Impact.

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Why Women and GirlsIn this context, Giving Women's work takes on even greater significance. We are humbled and encouraged by the positive feedback and acknowledgment of our efforts to bringing hope to the lives of women and girls by helping them become more resilient and impactful.Our community continues to grow bringing more inspirational women together with the vision that together we can go further to improve the lives of women and girls. Atalanti Moquette Founder of Giving Women 2021 has been a year filled with challenges, uncertainties, political upheavals, climate disasters and the never ending pandemic.Sadly we have been all touched. But some more than others, revealing yet again, the growing inequities of our world. Girls and women struggle more than ever for access to education, health and economic autonomy.Early marriage and gender based violence are on the rise.

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Giving Women support is provided by our diverse and engaged membership on a voluntary basis. Through Project Circles, members offer their time, expertise and skills to the selected projects. MentorshipWe provide an opportunity for the project owners to articulate concerns and challenges that they are facing in a safe and caring space. We then accompany them in a process to define how they can address these concerns and challenges.Strategic DevelopmentProjects we work with are often at a cross-roads where they need to re-evaluate their strategic direction and strengthen their organisational structures.We help in this process which helps them to grow and become more sustainable.Fund Raising StrategyGiving Women does not provide funding or fundraising services to any of the projects we support.We do, however, help our projects to optimise their fundraising strategies and activities.Impact Evaluation Core to any social impact driven organisation is a strong monitoring and evaluation process.We encourage the projects to go through tried and tested processes to help them develop a robust monitoring and evaluation process essential for donor reporting and assessment of the project’s impact.8A Project Circle (PC) is a group of Giving Women members who collaborate to support a project sourced, screened and presented at a Giving Women project evening.

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Project Circles OverviewSelection ProcessProject Circles• Focus is Women & Girls in Need• We make a call for projects• Projects asked to complete the GW application form• 2nd stage selection - final projects undergo an in depth evaluation • Projects presented at members only Project evening• GW members choose a project they want to join and offer their time, skills and experience to help other women.Project circle Support• Objectives achieved• PCMS provides support to Projects Circles throughout the cycle• GW templates and tools to support SWOT analysis, Theory of Knowledge, Monitoring and Evaluation • Regular Tutorials & Training Workshops offered The Project Circle has achieved the objectives set together with project ownersThe Project is stronger and more sustainable bringing hope and autonomy to women and girls

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Project Selection Process Timeline2021Feb AprMayJun Jul Sept Oct NovDecAutumn Project Circle Evening – Projects PresentPublic Call for ProjectsDeadline for all Motivational Letters JanGW decided not run a Spring 2021 round to focus its attentions on existing projects that needed more attention because of the pandemicAugDeadline for all Application FormsEvaluation ofShortlisted ProjectsProjects Selected

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GW 2020/2021 ProjectsShe GuidesESGRAHelpMum(Africa)(Global)Women’s Voices Now(Global)We showcase 2 of our projects in the following pages but you can click on the logos on this page to learn more about all our project circles

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Project Circle 2021The Lotus Flower empowers vulnerable women and girls so that they are safe, have opportunities to learn, are given the tools to become financially independent and have the freedom to speak out and lead change.GW has been supporting The Lotus Flower with:•Organizational support through knowledge-sharing•Network expansion•Fundraising strategy•Governance•Input on brand-building and PR opportunities12Project Owner Taban Shoresh (Founder & CEO)Based: Kurdistan, North IraqThe objectives of their Girl Power Program are to support and encourage girls to complete their education, educate girls and boys about sexual, reproductive health and create and cultivate gender equality.

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Project Circle 2021Grassroots NGO in Tamil Nadu region of India, operating an orphanage and farm, supporting women networking on health issues (esp. TB) and helping the transgender community.GW has been supporting Blossom Trust with:• Strategic Communications strategy• Fundraising Strategy• Developing fundraising tools and documents13Strong female leadershipMercy is the recipient of the 2002 International Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life by the World Women’s Summit Foundation (WWSF), Switzerland.She is currently a delegate of NGOs in Developing Countries for theUNITAIDboard in Geneva, a board member forThe International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseasein Germany and a member ofThe Global Coalition of TB Activistsin India.Project Owner Mercy Annapoorani(Founder CEO)

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2021 Project Circles Outcomes Strategic Direction •Re-Mobilise their teams with Capacity Building•Knowledge sharing •Support new Governance for efficiency and sustainability Awareness Raising Communication •Media & Social Media coverage •Rebranding & PR opportunities•PartnershipsFunding Strategies •Financial reporting•Impact reporting CSR •Identify Grant Donors and financial ecosystems•Pitching Technique •Documentation GW Project Circles offered a safe and caring place where Project Owners were able to openly discuss and re-evaluate

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Past GW Projects 20XXPresentation title 15

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33 Projects 37 Projects 30 Projects 29 Projects 2 Projects 21 Projects 43 Projects GW 51 Projects 2012-2021 Our Top SDGs

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2021 in Review36 Events attended by more than 1000 GW members and non-members 12 Projects supported6 WORKSHOPS 12 Giving Women PROJECTS supported inKurdistan, Afghanistan, India, USA, Congo, Rwanda and Nigeria9 PANELS 2 SCREENINGS 3 PUBLIC NETWORKING 1 YEAR END SALE Recordings and Videos available on Giving Women’s website

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Create Awareness on Women’s Focused Issues• Online and face-to-face Panel Discussions • Film Screenings• Annual Conference • GW Community Events We organise public events that highlight the most pressing issues facing girls and women,partnering with NGOs and Philanthropic Foundations and highlighting the organisations around the world that address these issues.Over the last ten years, Giving Women has created a strong community of experts in the area of women’s issues. We recognise that we have a responsibility and are in an excellent position to bring these issues to a broader public.

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Giving Women Panel 2021 TopicsEducation in time of Covid: can tech help keep girls in school?Innovative approaches and technology for system change in gender equalityGender Equity: can educating girls make it happen?Why are we talking about gender transformative approaches?Mobility as a human right and a missing link to achieving the SDGsAn update on the situation of girls and women in Afghanistan, How can we help?Access to Higher Education for Refugee Women: How Can We Help?South to South Collaborations to prevent violence against women and girls –in collaboration with Womanity FoundationAccess to Higher Education for Refugee Women: How can we help? –in collaboration with CH for UNHCR

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2021 Panels, Screenings & Workshops Fundraising 101 WorkshopMarFebJanJulAugPanel: Education in time of Covid ScreeningWith ICRCPanel: Sexual Violence in RDC Institutional Fundraising WorkshopFundraising ClinicScreening: Road to VrindavanPanel: Gender Equity through educating girlsTransforming the food system: food mappingPanel: Gender Transformative ApproachesAprMayJunFood System Food Waste Panel on Mobility with WBR Panel: Women and Girls in AfghanistanPanel with UNHCRPanel with Womanity SepOctNovDecWorkshopProject Management

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2021 GW Community EventsFebJanJulAugInformal Virtual LunchAprJunSepOctNovDecVirtual Lunch PlayfulnessSupporting our Project CirclesMarVirtual Lunch CuriosityVirtual Lunch Empathy MayGW AGMMember EngagementEveningGeneva AperoZurich AperoSupporting GW projects Autumn Project Circle EveningYear End Sale 4 member book clubs held in 2021

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Professionalise PhilanthropyWe cover topics such as:• Governance• Fundraising • Impact Management• Monitoring and Evaluation• Communications• and much more…Giving Women builds the skills and knowledge required to engage in more effective philanthropy. For our members and the wider community, we provide an ongoing educational programme which includes hands-on workshops to build and apply new skills and best practices in the management of social benefit organizations (associations, foundations, NGOs or social businesses.)

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ConvenientCompany AContosoExpensive AffordableCompany CCompany BCompany DInconvenientCompany ExxxxxOur Ecosystem & GW Partners

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JOIN US Learn, build and apply new skills and best practices in the management of social benefit organisationsOffer your professional diverse knowledge, expertise and experience. Open your network and gain access to other Giving Women’s amazing networks Create awareness on challenges faced by women and girls Access to a network of women involvedin hands-on effective philanthropyDirectly support and work with carefully selected Giving Women Projects by joininga Project CircleUnlimited access to educational workshopsand events on philanthropy and women’sand girl’s empowerment

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Meet Giving Women Operations Team in 2021Kathleen HolmlundOperations & Communication Manager Ana SalacCommunication & Design Consultant Hellen HipsaghOperations & Finance Support Volunteer Isabela MarchiEvents & Communication Volunteer

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Meet Giving Women Executive CommitteeJulie Wynne Executive Committee Member Presentation title26Ta n y a M u r p h y Executive Committee Member Noemi Nagy Executive Committee Member Elianna SabbagExecutive Committee Member Riswana SoundardjeeExecutive Committee Member Elisabeth Kalman Sarkis Executive Committee Member Manuela BalmaTreasurer Ruth Szabo Vice Chairwoman Barbara Wetsig-LynamChairwoman Atalanti Moquette Founder

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Summary & References Please access Giving women’s website for more information and please follow us

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Contacts Atalanti MoquetteKathleen Holmundcontactinfo@givingwomen.chT: +41 22 310 89