Access to Justice / Advocacy / Strategic Litigation

Being Strategic about Strategic Litigation: Four Things We’ve Learned from a Public Health Context

In Kenya, restrictions on accessing critical HIV treatment endangered the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV. In Uganda, hundreds of women died during childbirth due to the failure of the government to provide appropriate maternal health care. In Namibia, the forced sterilization of dozens of women living with HIV led to grief, … Continue reading

Access to Justice / Capacity Building / LGBTQI Rights

Mobilizing Power for Gender Justice

Interview with Rye Young, Executive Director, Third Wave Fund- Third Wave Fund resources and supports youth-led gender justice activism to advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities in the United States. This summer, Third Wave launched a new rapid-response fund to support social movements and bold activism in … Continue reading

Access to Justice / Children and Youth / Civic & Political Rights / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events / Sexual & Reproductive Rights / Working Groups

The Year in Review and a Look Ahead

Contributed by Keith Armstrong, Program Associate, IHRFG- What was on your minds in 2014? IHRFG members led programming and exchanges about the human rights issues they support, challenges they face and innovative responses, while keeping their eye on global news and trends. We take a look now at the trends you were talking about, and … Continue reading

Access to Justice

In Focus: Sharing Lessons from the Field: Access to Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Contributed by Hetty Burgman, Director, Security & Justice Unit, and Rob Sijstermans, Expert, Security & Justice Unit, Cordaid – In the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cordaid literally drives lawyers and judges in 4×4 Jeeps to remote areas where communities lack any access to justice. This is part of the “4×4 … Continue reading

Access to Justice / Grantmaking Practice

In Focus: The Importance of Civil Legal Aid to Human Rights Funders

Contributed by Mary E. McClymont, President, Public Welfare Foundation– “Most Americans don’t realize that you can have your home taken away, your children taken away and you can be a victim of domestic violence but you have no constitutional right to a lawyer to protect you.” That keen observation by Jim Sandman, president of the … Continue reading