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

Grantmaking Practice / Indigenous Peoples

The Holistic World of Human Rights

By Jaune Evans, Executive Director, Tamalpais Trust. This post originally appeared on Exponent Philanthropy’s blog PhilanthroFiles on November 9, 2015. This post is the second in a series that is exploring the ins and outs of supporting human rights as a funder with few or no staff. Read the first post in the series here.  Myrna Cunningham, Indigenous … 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: http://www.internationalfunders.org/english/vicky-tauli-corpuz-on-indigenous-philanthropy/ Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, shared her thoughts with IFIP’s … Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples

Through Every Organ of Society: Funding Principles in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Beginning in the 1970s, Indigenous Peoples’ rights advocates began to articulate their claims using human rights terms. Their claims and concerns were–and still are–about both the physical and cultural survival of Indigenous Peoples around the world. They were–and are–about the rights of both individuals and collectives. And they were and are about Indigenous Peoples’ participation … Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples

In Focus: Making the Financial Case for Human & Indigenous Rights

Contributed by Dan Morrison and Neva Morrison, First Peoples Worldwide – First Peoples Worldwide’s Indigenous Rights Risk Report addresses one main question – why should investors and shareholders care about human rights and Indigenous Peoples? The moral argument for honoring Indigenous Peoples’ rights is clear, and over the last few decades, legal rights have increased … 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