Author Archive:

James Savage

Special feature Nana Asantewa Afadzinu and James Savage 2 June 2020

Bridging the divide between NGOs and social movements

Differences between formal NGOs and social movements have kept them apart, but it doesn’t have to be that way Progressive civic activism of all stripes is under attack, and targeted further under the pretext of …

Opinion James Savage 18 November 2019

Be the narrative: revolutionising human rights

2019 has been the year that narrative-building went mainstream. As my colleague James Logan foreshadowed in January, human rights groups and their funders have increasingly realized that narrative strategy is an essential part of a …

Letter James Savage 1 December 2015

Donor action to defend cross‑border philanthropy

Human rights defenders and other social change activists are seeing their access to foreign funding seriously affected by the growing threat to cross-border philanthropy that is a key feature of the closing down of civic …