Grantmaking Practice / Working Groups

Why Every Funder Should Consider Participatory Grantmaking

Originally published on Foundation Center’s GrantCraft, Katy Love of the Wikimedia Foundation and Kelly Buhles of RSF Social Finance discuss the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of the participatory grantmkaing process. Ever heard of participatory grantmaking? It is a philanthropic approach that engages constituencies in the grantmaking process. A group of participatory grantmakers are currently joining … Continue reading

Alliance-Building / Knowledge Tools / Working Groups

Creating Shared Language: Data at the Intersection of HIV and Human Rights

Originally published on Philanthropy In Focus on September 19, 2016, Sarah Tansey from the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) and  Sarah Hamilton from Funders Concerned About AIDS discuss the first analysis of HIV philanthropy for human rights related efforts.  This past July, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) launched a new infographic detailing $85 million in HIV-related … Continue reading

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

Children and Youth / Working Groups

In Focus: Experts of Their Own Realities: Join our New Working Group on Advancing Children and Youth Rights!

Contributed by Anna Windsor, Wellspring Advisors; Judith Lê, Wellspring Advisors; Devi Leiper O’Malley, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund; and Annie Hillar, Mama Cash –  Over the past decade, children and youth rights have gained increased recognition within the human rights grantmaking community. This has been spurred in part by the United Nations’ Millennium Development … Continue reading

Advocacy / Disability Rights / Working Groups

In Focus: Building a Broad-Based Advocacy Campaign: U.S. Ratification of the Disability Rights Treaty

Contributed by Catherine Townsend, Wellsping Advisors, and Co-Chair, IHRFG Disability Rights Working Group- Human rights advocacy campaigns rarely get second chances. In late 2012, the United States Senate fell short of ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by just 5 votes. Yet the U.S. human rights community will be afforded … Continue reading