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Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Organization Overview

MALIKAH is a global grassroots movement and network of active and engaged women leaders that trains women in self-defense, healing justice, organizing, and financial literacy.


MALIKAH is a collective of trauma-informed Black and brown women trainers, organizers, and facilitators dedicated to building power for themselves and their communities. Through their “train the trainer” model, they equip women and nonbinary people in our communities to be safe and powerful through healing, self-defense, organizing, and financial literacy. MALIKAH hosts intensive weekend-long bootcamps, gender justice summits, recurring weekly sessions, and one-off programs to scale access to their curriculum. Their movement is committed to a gender justice framework that amplifies the leadership of the most marginalized women in our communities, women who have been carrying all of us all along. Since 2010, MALIKAH’s volunteer team has reached over 20,000 women, girls, and nonbinary people in 20 cities across the globe, from London and Frankfurt to Greensboro and Brooklyn.

Year founded: 2010

Location: Astoria, NY

Website: http://www.malikah.org/


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