Since its inception, Donor Direct Action has regranted over US $3.8 million to front line women’s rights organizations around the world. Today we support 15 partner organizations in 14 countries and manage two thematic funds – the Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking with 10 grantees and the Efua Dorkenoo Fund to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with 5 grantees.

Watch here LIVE March 8, 2021 at 8:00PM PST.

Host Committee:

After Party

Please join us for an afterparty with the DDA team and some of our front line partners on March 8th at 9:30pm EST and 9:30PM PST. Thanks to all for making this such a great evening. Happy International Women’s Day!

Jane Fonda

Award-winning Actor
and Activist

Yvonne Chaka Chaka

South African singer
and activist

Meryl Streep

Award-winning Actor
and Activist

Judge Navi Pillay

Former UN High Commissioner
for Human Rights

Dr. Denis Mukwege

Nobel Peace Prize winner
and Founder of Panzi Hospital

Lynn Nottage

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright

Gloria Steinem

Author and Activist

Margot Wallström

former Foreign Minister of Sweden

Chandra Jessee

Founder, InMaat Foundation

Mickey Meji

Trafficking Survivor and Activist

Kyung-wha Kang

Foreign Minister of South Korea

Mouna Ghanem

Co-Founder of the Syrian Women's Forum for Peace

Zahra' Langhi

Co-Founder of Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace

Christine Lahti

Award Winning Actor and Activist

Robin Morgan

Acclaimed Poet and Activist, Co-Founder of the Sisterhood is Global Institute

Funding women's rights activists across the globe.

Donor Direct Action  links front line women’s groups around the world to funding, visibility and political power. DDA is a project of the Sisterhood is Global Institute. We are committed to minimum bureaucracy and regrant 90% of donations to our women’s rights partners. To learn more please visit