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Global Fund For Women Vice President Outlines Strategies To Address Mexico City Policy

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Women’s Groups and Funders Respond to Global Gag Rule
Leila Hessini, vice president of programs at the Global Fund for Women, discusses the potential effects of the Mexico City policy, writing, “Through conversations with our grantees and partners, we identified four strategies for mitigating the effects of the global gag rule and other restrictive funding policies. 1. Document the impact and advocate … 2. Redirect local funding and circumvent [international non-governmental organizations (INGOs)] … 3. Encourage other large government and foundation donors to step in … 4. Set up alternative sources of information, services, and care” (4/10).