Join these emergency briefings to discuss the refugee crisis in and around Europe, the priorities for funders, and to learn how funders in the United States can respond.
For this special double feature we asked Sarah Tansey (IHRFG) and Lyle Matthew Kan (Funders for LGBTQ Issues) to share how the recent US Supreme Court marriage ruling relates to SDG 16: to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”
Grantmakers exchanged with and learned from their peers, critically exploring the utility and efficacy of funding through a rights lens. Includes a Storify of tweets and a new conference video.
The formation of IHRFG’s new International Grants Operations Working Group was introduced at a recent workshop in Berlin. The new initiative aims to bridge the gap between operations teams and programmatic staff navigating cross-border funding restrictions. Meanwhile, new research on the state of human rights grantmaking builds on previous reports to analyze funding flows for human rights by region, issue area, and population.
Space for civil society has been closing around the globe, with a noticeable rise in restrictive laws and pushback by state and non-state actors. In mid-June, Ariadne, the European Foundation Centre, and the International Human Rights Funders Group convened an international group of funders for a two-day workshop to develop strategies to counter this trend.
On 8th December, the 2014 FCAA AIDS Philanthropy Summit will kick off with the launch of the organization’s latest human rights resource tracking report. We asked Sarah Hamilton, FCAA program and communications director, to share how local context and collaboration are helping drive important data collection efforts for the network.
Brad Smith (Foundation Center) and Helena Monteiro (WINGS) led a recent session on data at the Ford Foundation that looked at how current projects like the Global Philanthropy Data Charter can help give an accurate picture of development progress. Angela Hariche, Foundation Center’s director of international data relations, reports.