Civic & Political Rights / Human Rights Defenders / Working Groups

Meeting Putin’s Challenge: Practical Recommendations for Supporting Human Rights Defenders

In light of unprecedented attacks on human rights defenders, Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders argues for increased direct support to human rights defenders working at the local and national levels, flexibility in funding, and a greater focus on core, multi-year support.   The last two years have seen unprecedented attacks on those working to protect and defend human … 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

Civic & Political Rights / Indigenous Peoples

Victoria Tauli-Corpus on Indigenous Philanthropy

Contributed by IFIP – International Funders for Indigenous Peoples from their 2014 World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy- This article was originally published on the IFIP Summit Blog on Thursday, September 25, 2014. The original article can be found here: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, shared her thoughts with IFIP’s … Continue reading

Civic & Political Rights / Human Rights Community / Middle East & North Africa

In Focus – IHRFG at 20: Interview with Steve Riskin, U.S. Institute of Peace

Interview with Steve Riskin, United States Institute of Peace – The International Human Rights Funders Group turns twenty in 2014. We spoke with Steve Riskin, one of IHRFG’s founding members, to discuss how the network and the field of human rights philanthropy have changed over the past two decades. You’ve been with IHRFG since its … Continue reading

Civic & Political Rights / Middle East & North Africa

Strategic Implications of Dignity Revolutions for Western Donors

Contributed by Kawa Hassan, Knowledge Officer, Knowledge Programme Civil Society in West Asia, Hivos – This article is an updated summary of Hivos’ briefing note Dignity Revolutions and Western Donors: Redefining Relevance. The Arab Spring was a “political Big Bang” that shocked and awed the world, including the revolutionaries themselves. These dignity revolutions across the … Continue reading