Alliance-Building / Grantmaking Practice / IHRFG Research / Women's Rights

The World is Upside-Down. What are Human Rights Funders Doing to Turn it Over?

Carla López C. of Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) reflects on the growing visibility and vital role of Global South and East funders in advancing human rights – and the importance of collaboration. What can Global South and East funders teach peer funders based in the Global North about sustaining intersectional social justice movements? Continue reading

Alliance-Building / LGBTQI Rights / Sexual & Reproductive Rights / Women's Rights

Harnessing Our Collective Power: What We Are Taking Forward from the AWID Forum

In this interview, Ana Valéria Araújo (Executive Director, Brazil Human Rights Fund), Annie Hillar (Senior Programme Officer for Women’s Funds, Mama Cash), and Mona Chun (Executive Director, IHRFG) share their reflections on the 13th Annual Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) International Forum in Bahia, Brazil. What struck you about the AWID Forum? Ana … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Capacity Building / Disaster Response

Applying Human Rights Principles to Disaster Response

This article was contributed by Karen Keating Ansara, co-founder of the Ansara Family Fund and the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, and Brian Concannon, co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti. Both authors will be presenting at the Haiti Funders Conference in NYC on November 9 -10, 2016. … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Knowledge Tools / Working Groups

Creating Shared Language: Data at the Intersection of HIV and Human Rights

Originally published on Philanthropy In Focus on September 19, 2016, Sarah Tansey from the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) and  Sarah Hamilton from Funders Concerned About AIDS discuss the first analysis of HIV philanthropy for human rights related efforts.  This past July, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) launched a new infographic detailing $85 million in HIV-related … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / IHRFG Events

Universal Human Rights: What Are We Sharing Across Borders?

Contributed by Natalie Ross, Director of Global Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations.  It was clear from the opening plenary of IHRFG’s 2016 conference that those of us working to protect human rights are increasingly feeling the impact of recent world events on our personal lives. It was this weight that motivated speakers to change … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Children and Youth / IHRFG Events

IHRFG Shows Funders Aren’t Sitting on the SDG Sidelines

Contributed by Don Cipriani, Strategic Advisor to the Elevate Children Funders Group’s Agenda 2030 Working Group and former Director of Communities for Just Schools Fund. On July 11, 2016, the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) brought thirty-seven grantmakers together for their thought-provoking Institute on “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Why They Matter for Human Rights … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Closing Space for Civil Society / Human Rights Community

Beyond Convening and Coordinating – How can civil society be effective in countering restrictions on civic space?

Nilda Bullain of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law challenges organizations and networks to move beyond buzzwords to focus on identifying and strengthening effective strategies for countering restrictions on civic space. This article originally appeared on Disrupt&Innovate, a place for civil society professionals and activists to discuss the sector’s future. The vicious spirit is out of the box.  By … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Collaborative Funding

Funding in Conflict Zones: USIP Can Help

Contributed by Steve Riskin, Director, Funders Initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace- Organizations seeking to fund meaningful work in unstable regions can face daunting obstacles. How can a foundation or other philanthropist connect with effective, local peacebuilding organizations in an Iraq, an Afghanistan or a South Sudan? Amid uncertain and fluid dynamics in these settings, how … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Collaborative Funding

Building Equity and Alignment for Impact: Upending Philanthropy’s Power Dynamics

Contributed by Angela Adrar, Programs & Communications Director, Rural Coalition, and BEA for Impact Weaver Co-Chair; and Samantha Harvey, Environment Program Officer, Overbrook Foundation and BEA for Impact Internal Support Team- Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA for Impact) is a grassroots-led initiative built on equitable and active participation with large and mid-sized “green groups” … Continue reading