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Donor Ethics and the Revolution in the Making: Understanding the Role of Wellbeing in Human Rights Funding

This In Focus article was contributed by Meerim Ilyas, Senior Program Officer at Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, and Tatiana Cordero Velásquez, Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund – Latin America. The revolution is in the making. Thousands of people march everyday in almost every country in the world to keep pressuring their governments, … Continue reading

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


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