Advocacy / Collaborative Funding / IHRFG Research

SDGs: Where Do Human Rights Fit In?

Originally published on the SDG Funders blog on April 27. 729 funders. 20,600 grants. 12,888 organizations. Human rights is a broad field, as demonstrated by the vast data in Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG)’s Advancing Human Rights research. So it’s no surprise that human rights funders played an active role … Continue reading

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

Advocacy / Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

Navigating the Swamp: Public Opinion & Human Rights

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 Neil Crowther, Director, Thomas Paine Initiative – Globally, … Continue reading

Advocacy / Collaborative Funding / Human Rights Community

A Million Ones: Building Local Support for LGBTI Rights in Africa

Contributed by Shekeshe Mokgosi, Public Engagement Manager, The Other Foundation- The Other Foundation is an African trust dedicated to advancing human rights in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. It works as both a grantmaker and a fundraiser to expand resources available to defend and advance … Continue reading

Advocacy / Collaborative Funding / Human Rights Issue / Sexual & Reproductive Rights

Human Rights Funders Working Group and FCAA Philanthropy Summit

This interview was originally published on the WINGS Global Network blog, Philanthropy In Focus, on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The original article can be found here. These are busy times for Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA). On 8th December the organization is set to release the latest edition of its human rights resource tracking report—one recently expanded with … Continue reading

Advocacy / Anti-Trafficking / Collaborative Funding

Lessons Learnt from 10 Years and USD 50 Million of Grantmaking to End Human Trafficking

Contributed by Randy Newcomb, President, Humanity United- This article was originally published in Anti-Trafficking Review’s Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking issue. On 26 September 2013, Humanity United, with our partners Legatum Foundation and Walk Free, announced the creation of the USD 100 million Freedom Fund to combat human trafficking around the world. This fund … Continue reading

Advocacy / Documentation / Knowledge Tools

Tracking the Human Rights Response to HIV

Contributed by Sarah Hamilton, Funders Concerned about AIDS– This article was originally published on the Philanthropy News Digest blog, PhilanTopic, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The original article can be found here: http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2014/09/tracking-the-human-rights-response-to-hiv.html#  “Good decisions always require good information, and when resources are limited, data matters even more….” – Greg Millett, Vice President and Director of Public Policy, amfAR, … Continue reading

Advocacy

In Focus: Expanding the Role of Human Rights Funders Through Investment and Engagement Strategies

Contributed by Lauren Compere, Managing Director and Director of Shareholder Engagement, Boston Common Asset Management – A growing number of funders are looking to their investments as well as to their grantmaking as tools for advancing human rights. Boston Common Asset Management specializes in sustainable and responsible global equity strategies. Human rights are central to … Continue reading

Advocacy / Children and Youth / Collaborative Funding / Environment / Indigenous Peoples

In Focus: Native Voices Rising: Native-led Organizing in the United States through a Human Rights Framework

Contributed by Carly Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy- Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Common Counsel Foundation (CCF) have collaborated to create Native Voices Rising, a joint research and re-granting project intended to focus philanthropic attention on the need for increased investment in grassroots community organizing and advocacy in and by American Indian, … Continue reading

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