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Capacity Building / Human Rights Community / Human Rights Issue

The Human Rights Dimension of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Contributed by John Kabia, Program Officer for West Africa, Fund for Global Human Rights- In December 2013, a two-year old boy living in Guinea’s remote Forest region died of a mysterious disease that went on to kill members of his family as well as people from his and other neighboring villages.  It took the authorities … Continue reading

Collaborative Funding / Discussion & Debate / Grantmaking Practice

Philanthropy Debates Its Role

Contributed by Andy Carroll, Exponent Philanthropy-  This article originally appeared on Exponent Philanthropy’s PhilanthroFiles blog on Nov. 7, 2014.  Debates about philanthropy’s role have heated up since the 1980s, as the federal government cut taxes and support for many social programs, a series of recessions battered the economy, and economic hardship deepened and expanded. In this … Continue reading

Advocacy / Anti-Trafficking / Collaborative Funding

Lessons Learnt from 10 Years and USD 50 Million of Grantmaking to End Human Trafficking

Contributed by Randy Newcomb, President, Humanity United- This article was originally published in Anti-Trafficking Review’s Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking issue. On 26 September 2013, Humanity United, with our partners Legatum Foundation and Walk Free, announced the creation of the USD 100 million Freedom Fund to combat human trafficking around the world. This fund … Continue reading

Access to Justice / Civic & Political Rights / Collaborative Funding / Grantmaking Practice

Closing Space for Civil Society and Cross-Border Philanthropy

Contributed by Julie Broome, Sigrid Rausing Trust; Iva Dobichina, Open Society Foundations; Poonam Joshi and David Mattingly, Fund for Global Human Rights; and Tim Parritt, Oak Foundation- The past few years have seen an alarming increase in legislation constraining funding and space for civil society in every region of the world. Few topics are more … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Community

Listening from the Head and Heart: My Takeaways from the IDEX Academy

Contributed by Christen Dobson, Program Director, Research and Policy, IHRFG- This article was originally published on the IDEX blog on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The original article can be found here: https://www.idex.org/blog/2014/10/07/idex-academy-guestblogpost/ We began with a story – that moment when our political consciousness was born; why we chose to advance social justice; the   most formative experiences in … Continue reading

Civic & Political Rights / Indigenous Peoples

Victoria Tauli-Corpus on Indigenous Philanthropy

Contributed by IFIP - International Funders for Indigenous Peoples from their 2014 World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy- This article was originally published on the IFIP Summit Blog on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The original article can be found here: http://www.internationalfunders.org/english/vicky-tauli-corpuz-on-indigenous-philanthropy/ Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, shared her thoughts with IFIP’s … Continue reading

Access to Justice

In Focus: Sharing Lessons from the Field: Access to Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Contributed by Hetty Burgman, Director, Security & Justice Unit, and Rob Sijstermans, Expert, Security & Justice Unit, Cordaid – In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cordaid literally drives lawyers and judges in 4×4 Jeeps to remote areas where communities lack any access to justice. This is part of the “4×4 … Continue reading