Closing of Environmental Civil Society Space: Strategies for Support on the Frontlines

Peter Kostishack of Global Greengrants Fund reflects on the anniversary of Berta Cáceres’ murder and shares effective strategies for supporting environmental rights defenders on the frontlines. The 2016 murder of Honduran river-protection activist, Berta Caceres, received international media attention, but her story is only the tip of the iceberg. Other appalling cases include the murders … Continue reading

IHRFG Events / Middle East & North Africa / Refugee and Migrant Rights / Uncategorized

Preventing and Addressing Forced Migration: The Role of Human Rights Philanthropy

IHRFG and Ariadne’s 2016 Funder Learning Visit brought a group of 25 funders to Amman, Jordan, for three days of critical exchange with local, regional, and international practitioners. The visit focused on the question, “What are effective funding strategies to ensure that the rights of refugees and internally displaced people are respected?” According to IHRFG’s … Continue reading


Learning Visit Reflection: Forced Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Funders

This article was adapted from presentations by Chandra Alexandre (Vice President of Development, Global Fund for Women), Beth Fernandez (Deputy Director, Sigrid Rausing Trust), and Catherine Zennström (Chair and Co-Founder, Zennström Philanthropies) at a Learning Visit follow-up meeting sponsored by the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Funders Working Group on October 25, 2016. Following … 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