The Sisterhood is Global Institute
The Sisterhood is Global Institute was founded in 1984 by Robin Morgan (USA), the late Simone de Beauvoir (France), and women from 80 other countries, The Institute has played a leading policy-formulator, strategist, and activist role in the evolution of the international Women’s Movement for almost 25 years. The Institute spun off from the book Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women’s Movement Anthology, compiled and edited by Morgan. At publication, Morgan organized the first ever Global Feminist Strategy Meeting. During that assembly, de Beauvoir (France) and Morgan (USA), together with women from Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Finland, Fiji, Greece, Italy, India, Kuwait, Libya, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine/Israel, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Zambia, founded The Institute as the first international feminist think-tank and pledged to visionary yet pragmatic action in support of women’s rights, freedoms, and power.
Among its many activities, The Institute pioneered the first Urgent Acton Alerts regarding women’s rights; the first global campaign to make visible women’s unpaid labor in national accounts; and the first women’s rights manuals (in 12 languages) specifically for Muslim societies.
The Sisterhood is Global Institute is creating a dynamic fundraising engine through which the interests, advice, contacts, and support of individuals, foundations, and corporations can be collectively mobilized for greater and more cost-effective impact in building the global Women’s Movement, ensuring:
- Sustained infrastructural support enabling organizations to focus on program priorities
- Long-term strategic planning based on indigenous needs (rather than shifting donor-driven interests)
- Grassroots empowerment resulting in a greater integration of local activism and global advocacy.