In October 2018 we took part in a regional meeting of 14 European women’s funds which was held in Belgrade, Serbia.
The aim of this year’s meeting was to critically think about possibilities for the women’s funds work to be done in very specific contexts of rising anti-gender discourse resulting in restrictions of women’s rights (non-ratification of Istanbul Convention, draft laws restricting the access of women to safe abortion, difficult access of women to contraception, absence of sexual education, control of non-profit organizations funding, questioning the work of the women’s rights movement, etc.).
Women’s funds meet together on a regular basis to get informed, exchange experiences, highlight the trends and better strategize.
This year's meeting was organized by a sister women’s fund from Serbia – Reconstruction Women’s Fund.