How to incorporate a gender lens for smarter funding

With the fall of Dobbs in the summer of 2022, the Women’s Funding Network—the world’s largest philanthropic alliance for gender equity, which supports 120 women’s funds and foundations across 14 countries—knew this was a critical moment for philanthropic organisations to join forces to advance reproductive justice. In the ruling, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had made the ability to access an abortion a Constitutional right. Now that determination is in the hands of each state. But this seismic step backwards isn’t just about reproductive rights—the right to an abortion is a civil rights issue, a public health issue, and an economic issue.