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

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

Children and Youth / Latin America

How Funders Can Help Protect the Rights of Vulnerable Children from Central America

By making rapid-response grants to address immediate needs and investing in long-term programming to stabilize communities and build economies, philanthropists can help fill gaps left by governments. Contributed by Whitney Mayer, Senior Director, Consulting Services, Arabella Advisors Since October 2013, approximately 60,000 unaccompanied minors from all across Central America and Mexico have arrived at the … Continue reading

Children and Youth / Working Groups

In Focus: Experts of Their Own Realities: Join our New Working Group on Advancing Children and Youth Rights!

Contributed by Anna Windsor, Wellspring Advisors; Judith Lê, Wellspring Advisors; Devi Leiper O’Malley, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund; and Annie Hillar, Mama Cash –  Over the past decade, children and youth rights have gained increased recognition within the human rights grantmaking community. This has been spurred in part by the United Nations’ Millennium Development … Continue reading

Children and Youth / Disability Rights / Mobile Media

In Focus: Storytelling and Social Change: How Stories Help Advance Human Rights

Contributed by Paul VanDeCarr, Managing Director, Working Narratives, and Brett Davidson, Director, Health Media Initiative, Open Society Foundations Public Health Program- The following excerpts are drawn from “Storytelling and Social Change: A Strategy Guide for Grantmakers,” written by Paul VanDeCarr for Working Narratives. Child soldiers in Burma. Elder abuse in the United States. Discrimination against … 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