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Civil society fights back as smears and vilification intensify

27 November 2020
Andrew Firmin and Ines Pousadela

The pattern is now clear. In country after country, those who seek to limit rights attack civil society. Alongside tactics such as censorship and misuse of the criminal justice system, a weapon in growing favour is smearing and vilification. Smears, of organisations and activists, erode crucial public trust in civil society, positioning civil society as enemies. They normalise and prepare the ground for further attacks. Those levelling smears include government leaders who want to limit …

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Covid-19 and the unfinished funding agenda in Southeast Asia

19 November 2020
Rosalia Sciortino

Since the beginning of the pandemic, philanthropists and private foundations have invested their resources to control the Covid-19 epidemic and ameliorate its impacts. The reactions have varied from admiration for the ‘generosity’ and social commitment of the planet’s richest to criticisms of their being part and parcel of the same economic system that is creating unprecedented inequities (as highlighted by this very pandemic). Not to mention the many conspiracy theories blaming the same global elite …

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What is preventing the development of giving in Ukraine and what can we do about it

27 September 2020
Eugenia Mazurenko

What’s deterring the development of giving in Ukraine? Whose fault is it? Well, there are a few factors, which deter …

Analysis

The Aotearoa COVID-19 experience

26 September 2020
Sue McCabe

This is the third article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, co-hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange and …

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‘It is give-back time’: In conversation with Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Richard Robinson

21 September 2020
Danielle Walker Palmour

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced economic chaos with worse predicted to follow – and the endowments and assets of grantmakers …

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Adapting to changing landscapes: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are addressing COVID-19

13 July 2020
Susan Jessop

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners around the world about their strategies for dealing with the global pandemic …

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A global pandemic, an economic crisis: What can foundations, philanthropists, and funders do?

30 June 2020
Julia Unwin

This is the first article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, co-hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange and …

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Living the crisis and the change: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are coping with COVID-19 around the world

29 June 2020
Susan Jessop

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners about the gendered impacts of the global pandemic The Covid-19 pandemic will …

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COVID-19 Crisis: Philanthropy faces a major dilemma as need increases but endowments shrink

16 April 2020
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

As COVID-19 rapidly spreads through the world, it has created in its wake a pressing need from almost every segment …

Analysis

What are people thinking during COVID-19 in terms of giving?

12 April 2020
Susan Pinkney

Susan Pinkney, CAF’s Head of Research, looks at what the latest research is telling us. How are charities and the …

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Filling the data and knowledge gap: How philanthropy can better partner with Indigenous communities

24 February 2020
Grace Sato, Sarina Dayal and Supriya Kumar

‘Philanthropy has consistently under-funded Indigenous communities and, particularly, Indigenous-led organizations,’ said Edgar Villanueva, chair of Native Americans in Philanthropy’s board …