Sara Nikolić i Ema Stepanović are activists in the independent collective Solidary Kitchen that provides food and other forms of support to those in need. Grounded in the principles of solidarity and direct democracy, they conceive the struggle against hunger as part of the struggle for a more just society.
Bojana Radovanović is a research associate at the Institute for philosophy and social theory in Belgrade. She is a coordinator of SoliCare laboratory for Philantropy, Solidarity and Care Studies. Her research focuses on philanthropy studies.
We are sending you our most sincere wishes for 2021 in coffee cups, hoping that the new year will bring us more opportunities for care-free coffee sessions and all that comes with it – bonding, joy, energy, powerful and empowering feminist political ideas that sometimes emerge in simple moments of togetherness.
In 2016, members of the Prospera International Network came together to create “Women’s Funds Europe” (WFE), a loosely- structured coalition of 12 women’s funds from 10 countries. Collectively, it launched “Knocking on EU’s Door,” an initiative centred on building capacity to engage with and influence European grantmakers.
Reconstruction Women’s Fund fully supports the initiative by RERI and Yucom relating to support to the initiative “United Against COVID-19” and the right of health workers to freely express their opinions.
The global crisis caused by the pandemic of COVID-19 virus, as crises usually do, has made clear some of the structural problems of our society by additionally marginalizing already marginalized people. The state of emergency was enforced in March for a then undefined period of time, the measures were more and more restrictive, and the public was overwhelmed with oftentimes contradictory recommendations and information.
At the end of 2019, we have organized a two-week holiday action Exchange for a Change, inviting all the interested people to join us as individual donors. To show them our gratitude, we have shared a small token of appreciation with all of them. 25 people took part in this action, with more than 15 of them being our first-time donors, donating 41.600 RSD and 192 Euros.