Environment / Indigenous Peoples / Knowledge Tools

Defending Environmental Rights: Funding Priorities in the Global South and East

Originally published on the blog Philantopic by Philanthropy News Digest (PND) on July 21, 2016, Maria Amália Souza of the São Paulo-based CASA Socio-Environmental Fund writes about why Global South and East funders are increasingly funding environmental and resource rights and dedicated a larger proportion of their support to capacity-building, coalition building, and collaboration, compared to … Continue reading

Environment / Human Rights Defenders / Indigenous Peoples

Berta Lives in All of Us: Tribute to Honduran Human Rights Defender Berta Cáceres

On March 3, Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores – Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader of the Lenca people – was killed in her home. Berta’s death sparked immediate and wide reaction among many IHRFG members. She was more than a grantee; she was an inspiration and friend. As leader of the movement working to block … Continue reading

Environment / Human Rights Defenders / Indigenous Peoples / Knowledge Tools

In Focus: The Cost of Defending Natural Resource Rights in the Philippines

Contributed by Hoa Duong, Program Officer for Southeast Asia, Fund for Global Human Rights, and Co-Chair, IHRFG/EDGE Asia and Pacific Funders Working Group- In the early morning of October 18, 2012, soldiers from the Philippine army fired indiscriminately into the farm hut owned by Daguil Capion, a B’laan tribal anti-mining activist who had led a … 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

Environment / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Issue

In Focus: Tackling Fracking Using a Human Rights Lens

Contributed by Lauren Davis, Program Associate, the 11th Hour Project – It didn’t take long to realize that hydraulic fracturing might have some serious impacts on the environment. The practice, also known as “fracking,” is a process used for extracting oil or gas that has made it easier to reach previously inaccessible deposits of shale … Continue reading

Environment / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Issue

Announcing the Next Generation Climate Board: Supporting women, youth and indigenous people to turn global warming around

By Terry Odendahl, Executive Director of Global Greengrants Fund — Cross-posted from Latest from Alliance, the blog of Alliance Magazine Trucks shovelling sand from main streets; children wading through the sludge that used to be their living rooms – as I took in the reports from friends and news media on Hurricane Sandy, I realized … Continue reading

Environment / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Issue

Investing in the Unseen Environmental Movement

Originally published on Re:Philanthropy! The Council on Foundations’ Blog on March 21, 201, by Peter Kostishack – Roughly 80 percent of the coastal mangroves around the coastal Colombian town of Tumaco have been lost through deforestation, urban development, and contamination from frequent oil spills. The area is a hub for industrial storage and transportation of … Continue reading