Describes itself as “strengthen[ing] the organisation of women in conflict regions by collaborating with women’s organisations and supporting their work to promote women’s rights and peace. The goal is for women’s power and influence to increase.”
- Receives the majority of its funding from the Swedish government (via Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA). In 2013, SIDA provided 71% of Kvinna till Kvinna’s funding. Other donors include: “the Norwegian Foreign Office, FLOW, Forum Syd, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Swedish Radio Appeal, the Swedish Institute and the European Commission. Kvinna till Kvinna is also a beneficiary of the Swedish Postcode Lottery.”
- According to its 2014 Annual Report, Kvinna till Kvinna provided SEK 9,556,000 (~$1.2 million) to “Israel and Palestine” in 2014. (See table below for funding information.)
- Does not publish donation amounts to NGO grantees, reflecting a lack of transparency. However, according to its 2015 annual report, Kvinna till Kvinna “partners” with a number of highly biased and politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, including: Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Coalition of Women for Peace, Palestinian Center for Peace and Democracy (PCPD), Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development (PWWSD), Women’s Affairs Center, and Isha L’Isha.
- Provides funding to highly biased and politicized NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, including those that promote anti-Israel BDS and lawfare campaigns against Israel in the international community.
- Places blame for the continuation of the conflict on Israel and promotes a narrative based solely on the Palestinian narrative of victimization and sole Israeli aggression.
- Describes the 2014 Gaza war as the “most deadly violence in a decade” and alleges that Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organizations “were forced to leave their homes for periods of time because of Israel’s bombings.” The statement altogether omits Hamas terror against Israeli civilians, including rocket attacks against Israeli population centers and terror tunnels running beneath the border into Israel, as well as Hamas’ use of human shields and Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense.
- Promotes the Palestinian narrative of the “Nakba” (Arabic for “catastrophe,” referring to the establishment of the State of Israel).
- Provides inaccurate and misleading descriptions of Israeli laws, such as the Citizenship and Entry Law (2003), claiming that the law violates international law and stipulating that Israel will not automatically naturalize family members of citizens. In contrast to these claims, the law is in accordance with policies established by the European Union, as well as international human rights norms.
- Member of Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), which regularly places sole blame for the conflict on Israel, omitting Hamas terror against Israeli civilians, Palestinian rejectionism, as well as legitimate Israeli national security concerns.
Governments and organizations that contributed funds to Kvinna Till Kvinna
|Funder||2014 ('000 SEK)||2013 ('000 SEK)|
|SIDA grants for projects and activities|
-Of which earmarked for Middle East, Jerusalem
|Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs||6,285||9,044|
|Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FLOW project||10,815||10,315|
According to information provided to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, Kvinna Till Kvinna provided the following funding amounts to Coalition of Women for Peace, a leader of anti-Israel BDS campaigns1.
|Coalition of Women for Peace||2014||33,731||Women and economic discourse|
|53,716||Economic Activism and Training for Activity|
|2015||104,284||Women and economic discourse|