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David Sampson

Editorial David Sampson 20 November 2023

More than nothing, but not enough: UK funding to LGBTI communities in the Global South and East

This year has been one of celebration and commiseration for global LGBTI communities.  The Cook Islands and Mauritius have decriminalised same sex relations, there was an important court victory for civil society organizing in Kenya …

Special feature Nicolette Naylor and David Sampson 2 March 2021

Advancing justice is a multi-pronged act

Many funders are reluctant to delve into legal work because they see it as too specialised. However, it can be a more supple and accessible instrument for achieving change than they realise To a degree …

Analysis David Sampson 17 May 2018

Go West! Philanthropy’s role in supporting LGBTI rights in West Africa and beyond

The Baring Foundation’s International Development programme has just made its first grants in West Africa to address discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and communities. The Foundation’s Deputy Director, David Sampson, …

Conference reports David Sampson 4 December 2014

Citizen Action, People Power: CIVICUS’s International Civil Society Week 2014

It was very easy to leave Johannesburg after CIVICUS’s International Civil Society Week (19-25 November) feeling buoyed up by the possibilities of citizen action and people’s power. After all, we were there to celebrate 20 …