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

IHRFG Events

Methods for Human Rights Grantmakers to “Measure” Systemic Change: A Focus on Complexity & Feminist-Based Approaches

By Ana María Enríquez, Senior Consultant, International Network of Women’s Funds – On January 27, 2014, sixty human rights grantmakers took part in a hands-on training institute on learning, monitoring and evaluation (LM&E) methods for ‘measuring’ systemic change. The institute prompted discussions on ‘what’, ‘if’, and ‘how’ systemic change may occur, and what philanthropic work … Continue reading

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Hivos’ opening plenary at Human Rights Funders Conference

Contributed by Ireen Dubel, Senior Advisor on Women’s Rights, Hivos. This piece originally appeared on Hivos’ website. On 28 and 29 January 2014, the annual International Human Rights Funders Conference was held in San Francisco. The conference brings together major, global funders of Human Rights work, including Hivos, to stimulate discussion and the possibility for … Continue reading

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In Focus: A Glimpse Inside IHRFG’s 2014 San Francisco Conference

Contributed by Imali Bandara, Program Assistant, International Human Rights, Wellspring Advisors  – As a first-time IHRFG attendee, I have to say that the 2014 San Francisco conference gave me the perfect introduction to a great community of human rights funders. The opening plenary, “When Rights Collide: Human Rights at Odds with Itself,” led to dynamic … Continue reading