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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: 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: 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

Advocacy / Documentation / Knowledge Tools

Tracking the Human Rights Response to HIV

Contributed by Sarah Hamilton, Funders Concerned about AIDS– This article was originally published on the Philanthropy News Digest blog, PhilanTopic, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The original article can be found here:  “Good decisions always require good information, and when resources are limited, data matters even more….” – Greg Millett, Vice President and Director of Public Policy, amfAR, … Continue reading

Children and Youth / Latin America

How Funders Can Help Protect the Rights of Vulnerable Children from Central America

By making rapid-response grants to address immediate needs and investing in long-term programming to stabilize communities and build economies, philanthropists can help fill gaps left by governments. Contributed by Whitney Mayer, Senior Director, Consulting Services, Arabella Advisors Since October 2013, approximately 60,000 unaccompanied minors from all across Central America and Mexico have arrived at the … Continue reading

IHRFG Events

IHRFG’s 2014 New York Institute: A Strong Network of Funders Listening

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual conference and pre-conference institute in New York. Following the event, we will share reflections from the grantmakers who came together to explore timely issues in human rights grantmaking. Click here to read more lessons and join the conversation! Contributed by Kristina Wertz, Director of Engagement, Funders for LGBTQ Issues Earlier this month I … Continue reading