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Closing Space for Civil Society / Human Rights Defenders / IHRFG Events

Turning the Human Rights Lens on Ourselves: Rethinking Human Rights Grant-Making with a Grassroots Agenda

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, several funders shared their reflections and lessons. Click here to read more. By Obed Kabanda, One World Children’s Fund Advisory Council member, Founder and Executive Director … Continue reading

Discussion & Debate / IHRFG Events

Should human rights funds just say no to corporate alliances?

This post originally appeared on Alliance magazine’s blog. Read more from IHRFG’s conference here. Without a doubt, the highpoint of the IHRFG conference 14-15 July in New York City was a formal live debate – unfortunately a rare form of discourse at philanthropy conferences. The resolution under discussion: ‘human rights advocates should not ally with … Continue reading

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