RW Fund in USA: Women’s Rights & Philanthropy in Serbia – A Conversation With Zoe Gudović

Dears, with a great pleasure we announce the latest arrival of RWFund to the shores of USA! Reconstruction Women’s Fund, IDEXGlobal Fund for Women and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights invite you to join us for a conversation on philanthropy, activism and women’s human rights in Serbia on Tuesday, October 6th in San Francisco.

Within our Feminist Philanthropy programs in 2015 Reconstruction Women’s Fund continues its actions: organized new events of “Sisters Are Doing It Best”, hosted our friends from The Maypole Fund from London, and now we have a chance to learn further from others. Reconstruction will be present in San Francisco in the conference of Women’s Funding Network and afterwards Zoe Gudović PR Manager goes to New York to a learning visit to Astraea Foundation. Our thanks goes to Mama Cash for financial support for this study visit within the program Strengthening Local Philanthropy.

Information and announcement of the San Francisco event:

Women’s Rights & Philanthropy in Serbia: A conversation with Zoe Gudović

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA

8th of March 2015 in Serbia - DIGNITY OF WORK, NO HUNGER! Foto: Nada Pleskonjic.
8th of March 2015 in Serbia – DIGNITY OF WORK, NO HUNGER! Foto: Nada Pleskonjic.

Leading Serbian activist, Zoe Gudović, will discuss the role of a local women’s fund, the Reconstruction Women’s Fund, in creating social change and standing up to violence and discrimination. Zoe will give an update on the current human rights context in Serbia, and share stories of how women activists are leading the struggle for justice and equality in Serbia and throughout the Balkans.

We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity! Please RSVP — space is limited.

Speaker Bio:

Zoe Gudović is a feminist, lesbian, artactivist and the PR Manager for the Reconstruction Women’s Fund of Serbia. In addition to work with the Reconstruction Women’s Fund, Zoe is engaged in the research and practice of non-formal and engaged theater forms. She has been a member of the feminist group Women at Work since 1998. She connects her art and activism with the aim of changing social relations. Co-founder of Act Women, a feminist theater group started in 2003, and the activist group Queer Beograd, she has brought her unique form of street theater to many festivals, including in Belgrade, Zagreb, Vienna, San Francisco, and Berlin. Zoe has also organized various street performances as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence campaign.


Reconstruction Women’s Fund is the first local women’s foundation in Serbia, established in 2004. The mission of RWFund is to support and maintain the feminist political platform against the war,nationalism, racism and militarism, and against the violence and any form of discrimination of women.