Such an investment can be a big incentive driving other contributions, said Barbara Gault, acting co-president of Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a Washington-based think tank.

“The non-profits and advocacy groups that are trying to make change often are underfunded and are operating on shoestring budgets, so it’s going to be very valuable … to have that funding available,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“I don’t see a downside,” she added.

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