V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 54

RISING FUND New this year, the Rising Fund provides immediate support to projects, organizations and individuals whose work in creating art and social change is urgent and immediate. Recipients of Rising Fund support focus on shifting patriarchy and changing the paradigm of the issue of violence against women and girls. The Rising Fund is made possible by the Tides Foundation, with consultation, leadership and support from the NoVo Foundation. This year’s grantees include Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (Shabnam Hashmi) Climbing Poetree, African American Policy Forum (Say Her Name), RIWAQ-Centre for Architectural Conservation (Suad Amiry), Touchable Project/ Dalit Women Fight, Chinese Feminist Network/Media Monitor for Women Network, Guernica (Female Fighter Writing Series), Nimmi Gowrinathan/Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative at City College, Farkhunha Trust/Afghan Women’s Higher Education Initiative, and Kolkata Sanved.