Funding New Solutions to Advance Gender Justice in Gaming and esports
ONSIDE Gaming aims to support feminist organising and hyper local solutions. Groups will access unrestricted funds to support girls, women* and non-binary individuals in exercising their right to play, thus advancing gender justice in gaming and esports at all levels, from the grassroots to the global.
All girls, women and non-binary people exercise their right to play.
Drive a sustained feminist movement that re-imagines and transforms gaming and esports.
ONSIDE GAMING WILL CHANNEL RESOURCES TO SUPPORT GIRLS, WOMEN, AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS TAKING ACTION IN LOCAL, GLOBAL, AND VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES TO BUILD A MORE EQUITABLE GAMING ECOSYSTEM.
The first cohort of ONSIDE Gaming grantees
ONSIDE Gaming is supporting 19 organisations, individuals and social enterprises from 12 different countries, re-granting almost $150.000 USD
The principles that govern ONSIDE Gaming
ONSIDE Gaming is a “pooled” fund, anchored by contributions from funders and sponsors from around the globe. The primary recipients of grants will be girls, women and non-binary people-led groups, which are working to advance gender justice in gaming and esports.
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ONSIDE Gaming Advisory Committee
Shifting power directly into the hands of the girls and women from the movement
ONSIDE Gaming Advisory Committee members are young leaders in the gaming and esports sector who advocate for and are passionate about advancing gender justice in and through gaming and esports. Committee members will come together to review and select re-grantees, ensuring a fully participatory grant-making process.
Ayan is a community specialist who has worked with tier 1 orgs, agencies, and communities to deliver best-in-class experiences for the gaming community. She is an advocate for youth groups, at-risk girls, and higher education students interested in gaming careers.
Jihan has 13+ years of progressive experience in administration, and teaching training. Her talents have enabled her to thrive as the owner of BeatBotics, a non-profit focused on Esports awareness for BiPOC youth, parents, and community stakeholders with elements of hip-hop.
Kathy Chiang is a veteran of the collegiate esports space. Her experience with the grassroots scene led to an internship at Riot Games before she joined UCI Esports as Assistant Director to develop the first official esports program at a public institution.
MARIANA CHAVEZ SANCHEZ
Originally from Mexico, Mariana joined Women Win in 2018. Her role includes co-leading WW’s efforts with feminist sport actors through (participatory) re-granting programs and supporting the development of a range of online and offline tools including curricula.
Sarah has a strong background in esports leadership and esports program creation with a focus on project management. As a professor she has a strong passion for educating audiences about the accessibility and equal opportunity esports has the capability to provide.
Dr. Lindsey Migliore is a licensed physician in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is the founder of GamerDoc, the Executive Director of Queer Women of Esports, a Faculty Associate for the NYIT Center for Sports Medicine, co-editor of the Handbook of Esports Medicine and on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Esports Research.
Sithe has been an active member of the African game development community since 2013, beginning with organizing community events in her hometown Lusaka, Zambia. She believes that more Africans should have a visible stake in the game development industry. She is currently directing a project called 'Prosearium.net' to create positive representation for African women in games.
Sarah is a lifelong gamer with a background in social sustainability. She is passionate about LGBTQIA+ activism. Today, she’s the organization developer for Female Legends, a non-profit working to make the E-sports industry more equal and inclusive. Sarah’s also a panelist on a Swedish gaming podcast that focuses on inclusivity within games.