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2018 was a year of a lot of work for the ELAS Fund. Once again we reaffirm our commitment to the cause of women and our mission to promote and strengthen women´s leadership by mobilizing and investing resources in their initiatives.

81 projects were supported. These are initiatives of women who fight for the end violence, for the insertion of women in STEM, for care among activists, for diversity and for LGBT citizenship. Women from all regions of Brazil who fight for the rights of all of us with creative strategies in the most diverse territories.

Together, women are stronger and they transform their communities and the world. ELAS has promoted several Dialogues and meetings that were spaces of exchanges and partnerships for the more than 300 leaders:

• III Girls in STEM Dialogue, March 20 and 21

• Regional Meeting of Women´s Funds of Latin America, June 4 and 5

• International Seminar Philanthropy for Social Justice: Investing in Women and Social and Environmental Rights, June 6

• Meeting of the Alliance of Latin American Women Funds, Territory and Socio-Environmental Justice, June 7 and 8

• II Dialogue Women in Movement: Alliances and Collective Actions, September 26-28

Once again we have travelled Brazil and the world to mobilize resources and partners to strengthen the women´s leadership and rights:

• Amalia Fischer represented the ELAS Fund at the EDGE International Conference – Engaged Donors for Global Equity, April 17-20 in New Orleans, United States.

• Our program manager Savana Brito participated in the Meeting  of Community of Practice in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, promoted by the Prospera – International Network of Women´s Funds, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 24 to 26.

• Amalia Fischer and KK Verdade represented the ELAS Fund at the 2018 Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) Conference in Mexico City, October 15-18.

• KK Verdade was a speaker