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Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

IHRFG’s New York Conference: Choosing when to take a rights-based approach

This post originally appeared on Alliance magazine’s blog. Read more from IHRFG’s conference here. ‘The Rights-based Approach: The Right Approach?’ was the theme of the International Human Rights Funders Group’s most recent gathering, 14-15 July 2015 in New York City. Having attended IHRFG gatherings for nearly 15 years, I was somewhat surprised by this title … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

Communicating Effectively: Getting your message across and changing the terms of the debate

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual conference and institute in New York, where participants debated, critiqued, re-framed and re-claimed the rights-based approach and the human rights brand. Sarah Pugh of Global Dialogue writes about framing and communications, the subject of IHRFG’s institute and a master-class in October open to funders and members of civil society. This … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

“Do your little bit of good where you are:” Reflections on my first IHRFG meeting

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual conference and institute in New York, where participants debated, critiqued, re-framed and re-claimed the rights-based approach and the human rights brand. Following the event, we will share reflections from the funders who joined the conversation. Click here to read more. Contributed by Sue Gunawardena-Vaughn, Open Society Foundations – In reflecting … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events / Women's Rights

IHRFG’s 2015 New York Conference: A Space for Provocative Reflection

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual conference and institute in New York, where participants debated, critiqued, re-framed and re-claimed the rights-based approach and the human rights brand. Following the event, we will share reflections from the funders who joined the conversation. Click here to read more. Contributed by Anisha Chugh and Tulika Srivastava,  South Asia Women’s … Continue reading

Knowledge Tools

Knowledge Is Power: LGBTQI and Human Rights Funders, Disaggregate Your Data!

By Sarah Gunther, Director of Programs, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. This post originally appeared on Foundation Center’s PhilanTopic blog. When several LGBTQI funders set out in 2013 to better understand the landscape of funding for trans* human rights, our first stop was the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) and Foundation Center’s groundbreaking data … Continue reading

Advocacy / Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

Navigating the Swamp: Public Opinion & Human Rights

IHRFG recently held its semi-annual conference and institute in New York, where participants debated, critiqued, re-framed and re-claimed the rights-based approach and the human rights brand. Following the event, we will share reflections from the funders who joined the conversation. Click here to read more. Contributed by Neil Crowther, Director, Thomas Paine Initiative – Globally, … Continue reading

Disability Rights / Knowledge Tools

Being Counted: Funding for Disability

By Diana Samarasan, Founding Executive Director, Disability Rights Fund. This post originally appeared on Foundation Center’s PhilanTopic blog. “It’s a sad truth that in many developing countries people with disabilities simply don’t count. No data is collected on their disabilities nor their abilities, so it’s as if they just don’t exist.” —Former UK parliamentary undersecretary … Continue reading