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Successes, Challenges, and Future Partnerships in Africa: Lessons from AGAG

Contributed by Keith Armstrong, Program Assistant, IHRFG – Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group (AGAG) held their 2014 conference in New York on March 19-20. Between 40 and 50 funders working in Africa gathered to share strategies, strengthen resources, and engage in lively discussions about how their philanthropy fits into the overall context of Africa funding. The … Continue reading

Disability Rights

Disability Must Be a Priority Within Development Programmes, Say MPs

This article was shared by Diana Samarasan, Executive Director of the Disability Rights Fund, from the Guardian’s Global Development blog – Disability as an issue needs to be a priority within development programmes, according to UK MPs. A report published on Thursday by the parliamentary international development committee stresses the close links between disability and … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Human Rights Community

Alliance-Building: Building Relationships for Transformative Change

Contributed by Katherine Zavala, Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances, International Development Exchange (IDEX) – Two questions I often get in my field of social change philanthropy after I present myself as program manager of alliance-building opportunities are “What is alliance-building?” and “Why should we care about it?” I had the same questions when I was first … Continue reading

Disability Rights

Transatlantic Dialogues: Collaboration and Fun in the Disability Rights Community

Contributed by Catherine Townsend, Co-Chair of the IHRFG Disability Rights Working Group – Collaboration is the talk of the town. We encourage our grantees to do it and aspire to do more of it with our colleague funders. I recently participated in Ariadne’s 2014 policy briefing in Barcelona, Spain, which reminded me of the essential … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / Human Rights Defenders / Human Rights Issue / Mobile Media

Human Rights and Technology: Lessons from RightsCon

Contributed by Mona Chun, Deputy Director, IHRFG – Two weeks ago, I attended RightsCon: Silicon Valley along with more than 700 other attendees from over 65 countries.  Access, an organization which builds the technical capacity of digital activists and civil society groups worldwide to advocate for their digital rights, put together this buzzing three-day event.  … Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples

In Focus: Making the Financial Case for Human & Indigenous Rights

Contributed by Dan Morrison and Neva Morrison, First Peoples Worldwide – First Peoples Worldwide’s Indigenous Rights Risk Report addresses one main question – why should investors and shareholders care about human rights and Indigenous Peoples? The moral argument for honoring Indigenous Peoples’ rights is clear, and over the last few decades, legal rights have increased … Continue reading


In Focus: The Partnership for Freedom: Reimagining Grant Competitions for a Stronger Anti-Trafficking Field

Contributed by Catherine Chen, Director, Investments, and Amanda Padilla, Project Manager, Partnerships, Humanity United – At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama delivered a landmark speech about a crime that is almost unthinkable in the 21st century: in his words, an “injustice – the outrage of human trafficking, which must be called by its … Continue reading