Inside Philanthropy: Talking Gender Norms and Philanthropy With Riki Wilchins

Recently, Inside Philanthropy spoke with Riki Wilchins, executive director of the gender-focused nonprofit TrueChild, about the latest in research, policymaking and philanthropy through the lens of gender norms. An iconic figure and activist in the realm of transgender rights, Wilchins founded GenderPAC, the first national advocacy organization devoted to gender rights issues. Decades of research have shown that when gender norms are narrowly defined, the result is lower life outcomes in a number of spheres. These include problems in intimate relationships, sexual and reproductive health, economic empowerment, and educational success. Read the full article here about how philanthropy is catching on and how Wilchins is at the forefront of this grantmaking shift.