Human Rights Community / IHRFG Research / Knowledge Tools

How “Advancing Human Rights” Can – and Can’t – Support Academic Research

Merrill Sovner of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, discusses the divide between philanthropy practice and scholarship in light of IHRFG and Foundation Center’s latest Advancing Human Rights research. The International Human Rights Funders Group and Foundation Center recently published Advancing Human Rights: Update on … Continue reading

Human Rights Community

Donor Ethics and the Revolution in the Making: Understanding the Role of Wellbeing in Human Rights Funding

This In Focus article was contributed by Meerim Ilyas, Senior Program Officer at Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, and Tatiana Cordero Velásquez, Executive Director at Urgent Action Fund – Latin America. The revolution is in the making. Thousands of people march everyday in almost every country in the world to keep pressuring their governments, … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events / Uncategorized

Moving Beyond a Movement Moment

Contributed by Radha Friedman, Director of Programs at the World Justice Project. Conferences don’t usually begin with tears. But given the last few weeks, it wasn’t surprising. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, followed by more shootings in Texas, the brutal stabbing and shooting of a member of Britain’s Parliament for being too … Continue reading

Human Rights Community / IHRFG Events

“Are you okay?”: Embracing Vulnerability to Sustain the Human Rights Movement

Contributed By Luis F. Vivaldi, Program Associate at the Foundation for a Just Society. “Are you okay?” It seems like a simple question, but it asks so much of us. Recalling the recent tragic events in Orlando, Baghdad, Dallas, and Istanbul during the opening of the International Human Rights Funders Group conference in New York City, executive director … Continue reading

Closing Space for Civil Society / Grantmaking Practice / Human Rights Community

Human Rights Philanthropy When the Walls Come Down

This In Focus article was contributed by Jenna Capeci, Deputy Director for the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG). In the world of philanthropy, it’s easy to get a meeting but hard to get the unvarnished truth. For this reason, my favorite moments in my decade as a grantmaker were when the walls came down—when I … Continue reading