Centering Women’s Rights in the Population Field: The Ford Foundation and Sexual Health in the 1990s
A 1994 meeting moved women’s empowerment front and center for grantmaking in global population.
When Dr. Katherine Bement Davis was named general secretary of the Bureau in 1917, her appointment transformed the organization to take into deeper account women’s sexuality.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Prompted by Reagan-era budget cuts, a new program serving low-income single parents receiving public aid failed to meet its constituents’ needs.
The global conversation about women’s issues takes a big step forward.
Philanthropy helped carve out a public space for the expression of race, culture, and critical perspectives.
How a foundation provided the final ingredient to an era-defining novel.