In 2020, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (UAF), Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAF-Africa), and Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) formed the Feminist Generation Consortium (FGC). With financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, FGC implemented the Surge Fund, a project led by UAF-Africa that sought to support the activisms of women, girls, and gender non-conforming communities to influence their governments and other stakeholders leading up to and following the Generation Equality Forum.


Consortium members awarded USD 1 million in advocacy and alliance-building grants to 131 organizations – including 101 that interacted with a global process for the first time and 36 organizations working with structurally excluded groups. Consortium members also provided accompaniment support and technical assistance to prepare grantee partners to engage meaningfully with the GEF. This support included introductory information on the UN and the Beijing process, guidance on how to strategically engage with various UN spaces, introductions to relevant UN, government, and donor representatives, as well as advocacy support and solidarity.


Reflections of the Generation Equality Forum, and future opportunities for feminist movements and donors field brief

This field brief documents the FGC collaborative efforts, challenges and opportunities identified through a learning and reflection process of the two-year collaboration, underpinning key opportunities for feminist movements and philanthropies in shaping gender equality over the next 5 years, and beyond.

Reflections of the Generation Equality Forum - highlights for donor institutions

Advancing the agenda of philanthropic advocacy for donor organizations towards their contribution in sustaining feminist movements, through the consortium’s reflection and learning process.

Reflections of the Generation Equality Forum - highlights for feminist funders

An outline of suggested feminist funding practices and accountability mechanisms rooted in the learnings and reflections of FCG grantee partners, feminist movements and consortium members

Reflections of the Generation Equality Forum, future opportunities for feminist movements and FCG grantee partners

An outline of feminist movements successes supported by the Feminist Generation Coalition, and mapping next steps for funders, feminist movements and organizations.