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IHRFG Events / Middle East & North Africa / Refugee and Migrant Rights / Uncategorized

Preventing and Addressing Forced Migration: The Role of Human Rights Philanthropy

IHRFG and Ariadne’s 2016 Funder Learning Visit brought a group of 25 funders to Amman, Jordan, for three days of critical exchange with local, regional, and international practitioners. The visit focused on the question, “What are effective funding strategies to ensure that the rights of refugees and internally displaced people are respected?” According to IHRFG’s … Continue reading

IHRFG Events / Middle East & North Africa / Refugee and Migrant Rights

Learning Visit Reflection: The Value of Coordinated Support for Refugees

Contributed by Shoshana Smolen, Advocacy and Editorial Officer at The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Driving up to the Zataari refugee camp is overwhelming. The massive size of the camp is visible from afar, with a wide expanse of prefabricated homes, or informal tented settlements, lined up along the side of … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Learning Visit Reflection: Forced Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Funders

This article was adapted from presentations by Chandra Alexandre (Vice President of Development, Global Fund for Women), Beth Fernandez (Deputy Director, Sigrid Rausing Trust), and Catherine Zennström (Chair and Co-Founder, Zennström Philanthropies) at a Learning Visit follow-up meeting sponsored by the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Funders Working Group on October 25, 2016. Following … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / LGBTQI Rights / Sexual & Reproductive Rights / Women's Rights

Harnessing Our Collective Power: What We Are Taking Forward from the AWID Forum

  In this interview, Ana Valéria Araújo (Executive Director, Brazil Human Rights Fund), Annie Hillar (Senior Programme Officer for Women’s Funds, Mama Cash), and Mona Chun (Executive Director, IHRFG) share their reflections on the 13th Annual Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) International Forum in Bahia, Brazil. What struck you about the AWID Forum? … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Capacity Building / Disaster Response

Applying Human Rights Principles to Disaster Response

This article was contributed by Karen Keating Ansara, co-founder of the Ansara Family Fund and the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, and Brian Concannon, co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Both authors will be presenting at the Haiti Funders Conference in NYC on November 9 -10, 2016. … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Knowledge Tools / Working Groups

Creating Shared Language: Data at the Intersection of HIV and Human Rights

Originally published on Philanthropy In Focus on September 19, 2016, Sarah Tansey from the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) and  Sarah Hamilton from Funders Concerned About AIDS discuss the first analysis of HIV philanthropy for human rights related efforts.  This past July, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) launched a new infographic detailing $85 million in HIV-related … Continue reading

Civic & Political Rights / Human Rights Defenders / Working Groups

Meeting Putin’s Challenge: Practical Recommendations for Supporting Human Rights Defenders

In light of unprecedented attacks on human rights defenders, Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders argues for increased direct support to human rights defenders working at the local and national levels, flexibility in funding, and a greater focus on core, multi-year support.   The last two years have seen unprecedented attacks on those working to protect and defend human … Continue reading