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IHRFG conference

Are we really listening?

2 Nadia van der Linde 19 February 2016

The discussion on funding anti-trafficking initiatives organized by Global Fund for Women (GFW) and South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF) at the recent San Francisco IHRFG meeting highlighted a few significant gaps that we as grant …

Funding at the intersection? Navigating the complex world of human rights funding

David Mattingly 4 February 2015

Last week’s International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) conference in San Francisco    provided a timely opportunity not only to explore current threats and opportunities in the field but also to continue to define the role …

IHRFG conference brings new clarity about priorities of human rights funders

Catherine Townsend 2 February 2015

I’ve just returned from the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) conference in San Francisco. IHRFG is an international network of private philanthropic institutions and public grantmaking charities committed to advancing human rights around the …

Up for Grabs: addressing the impacts of land grabbing on women

2 Kim Jessen Roberson 29 February 2012

Land grabbing threatens women’s rights across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Two grassroots activists, two grantmakers and a well-known research organization shared their strategies for tackling this injustice at all levels. On 25 January, Global …

Is it possible to shift philanthropy practice from the middle?

Hilda Vega 23 February 2012

Last month I attended the International Human Rights Funders Group conference in San Francisco, which began with a day-long institute on cultural competency in grantmaking titled ‘What’s Power Got To Do With It?’. The training …