Grantee name: RESURJ Alliance
Mission: RESURJ is a global alliance of feminist activists who work across generations to secure young people’s and women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health.
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/RESURJ2015
Vimeo Channel: www.vimeo.com/resurj
Channel Grants: In 2016 Channel made a grant to Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ) (via the fiscal sponsorship of Ipas), to support a Meeting planned for February 2017 with young feminist activists from Africa who are currently members of the Young African Feminist Dialogues (YAF Dialogues), a platform resulting from a RESURJ hosted workshop in Ghana in 2015 (that was also supported by Channel). (2016)
In 2015 Channel made a grant to Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ) (via the fiscal sponsorship of Ipas), in order to support them to organize a Breaking the Silos dialogue to take place at the AWID Forum in September 2016 and to strengthen their communications work. (2015)
In 2014 Channel made a grant to RESURJ (via the fiscal sponsorship of Ipas), a global alliance of feminist activists who work across generations to secure young people’s and women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health. RESURJ organized a regional meeting in Ghana in January 2015 of young African feminists working on sexual and reproductive rights and health. Their purpose, in part, is to strengthen regional capacity for using reproductive justice analyses and arguments in policy debates. In addition, they aim to strengthen young African feminist voices for key upcoming global policy fora where the post 2105 development agenda is being articulated and defined. (2014)
In 2013 Channel made a grant to RESURJ (via the fiscal sponsorship of Ipas) so they can strengthen their Sexual and Reproductive Justice Communications Platform in order to cast a wider network of information for advocacy on sexual and reproductive justice issues, primarily directed at young women. The RESURJ Communications Platform has multiple functions and serves as a central space for sexual and reproductive justice activists and women’s movements to “collaborate, share analysis and experiences, learn about the current contexts in different countries, discuss political and research strategies and stay informed about national, regional and global activities, political struggles, and actions.” (2013)
In 2012 Channel made a grant to the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) to support Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), an international alliance of feminist activists seeking full implementation of international commitments to secure all women’s and young people’s sexual and reproductive rights and health by 2015. RESURJ has a 10 point action agenda and focusing on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) +20 and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) processes, and strives to ensure that young women’s voices are included in critical sexual and reproductive policy fora in meaningful ways. RESURJ will hold a Retreat and Global Strategy meeting in Manila, the Philippines, in November 2012. The International Women’s Health Coalition promotes and protects the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (2012)
Outcomes: In 2014 RESURJ created a new online Sexual and Reproductive Justice Resource Center and Feminist Voices Online featuring voices and perspectives from the Global South. In 2015 they released a video summing up the first five years of their work, RESURJ Turns 5, This is Our Story.