Advocacy / Environment / Grantmaking Practice / Women's Rights

In Focus: Eyes on the Prize: Achieving Human Rights Through Movements, Networks and Citizen Power

Contributed by Tanya Dawkins, Global-Local Links Project & CarEth Foundation, and Shalini Nataraj, Global Fund for Women- Funders play a critical role in the increasingly urgent project of strengthening the capacity of global and local citizen movements to actively engage in the design and implementation of international instruments and standards. In particular, the coming three … Continue reading

Advocacy / Disability Rights / Working Groups

In Focus: Building a Broad-Based Advocacy Campaign: U.S. Ratification of the Disability Rights Treaty

Contributed by Catherine Townsend, Wellsping Advisors, and Co-Chair, IHRFG Disability Rights Working Group- Human rights advocacy campaigns rarely get second chances. In late 2012, the United States Senate fell short of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by just 5 votes. Yet the U.S. human rights community will be afforded … Continue reading