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The Mediterranean Women’s Fund is run by women coming from Algeria, Spain, Morocco and France. Their experience in various women’s movements gives them a practical knowledge of the possibilities and the difficulties met by women’s associations around the Mediterranean region.


The Mediteranean Women's Fund is an association governed by French legislation concerning charities and non-profitmaking associations. It is composed of a board and a staff who have an overall reponsability for their actions.

It relies on :

  • an honorary committee composed of women who have been implicated in women's struggles throughout the Mediterranean region
  • an advisory committee gathering women living in different countries of the Mediterranean region


Marta Giral : Chairperson, member of the Board of Trustees
Chantal Hémard : Secretary, member of the Board of Trustees
Christine Buttin :  Treasurer, member of the Board of Trustees
Alya Cherif Chammari : member of the Board of Trustees
Axelle Maldidier : member of the Board of Trustees
Caroline Sakina Brac de la Perrière :  Executive Director
Fawzia Baba-Aïssa : In charge of Communication and Development
Samia Allalou : in charge of Documentation
Marion Duquesne : in charge of International Fundraising
Sarah Swaydan : in charge of Grants

Our Partners 

The Mediterranean Women’s Fund makes use of the experiences of other international women’s rights funders.
It is part of the International Network of Women’s Funds and of the Women's Funding Network. INWFWFN

It is also developing partnerships with human rights funders who work in the region African Women’s Development Fund,Urgent Action Fund-Africa, Arab Human Rights Fund, Euro- Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders, Urgent Action Fund

It participates to the Grundtvig european Program

Our Support

The Fund gets the support of several foundations among them Global Fund For Women, Mama Cash, The Rita Fund, Filia, Oak Foundation, Sigried Rausing Trust, the Fund for Global Guman Rights and generous donors

Global Fund For WomenMama Cash
Rita FundFiliaFund for Global Human Rights

Our corporate sponsors

In Algeria, two business firms, Aladin and Lebon, provide support directly to our partners’ projects.