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IHRFG conference – Universal Human Rights: What are we sharing across borders?

Natalie Ross 26 July 2016

It was clear from the opening plenary of IHRFG’s 2016 conference that those of us working to protect human rights are increasingly feeling the impact of recent world events on our personal lives. It was …

IHRFG conference – A movement moment

Radha Friedman 26 July 2016

Conferences don’t usually begin with tears. But given the last few weeks, it wasn’t surprising. The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, followed by more shootings in Texas, the brutal stabbing and shooting of …

IHRFG conference – ‘Are you okay?’ Embracing vulnerability to sustain the human rights movement

1 Luis F. Vivaldi 26 July 2016

‘Are you okay?’ It seems like a simple question, but it asks so much of us. Recalling the recent tragic events in Orlando, Baghdad, Dallas, and Istanbul during the opening of the International Human Rights …

IHRFG conference – funders aren’t sitting on the SDG sidelines

Don Cipriani 26 July 2016

On July 11, 2016, the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) brought thirty-seven grantmakers together for their thought-provoking Institute on “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Why They Matter for Human Rights and How Funders Can …

Should human rights funds just say no to corporate alliances?

John Harvey 29 July 2015

Without a doubt, the highpoint of the IHRFG conference 14-15 July in New York City was a formal live debate – unfortunately a rare form of discourse at philanthropy conferences. The resolution under discussion: ‘human …

IHRFG: Choosing when to take a rights-based approach

John Harvey 28 July 2015

‘The Rights-based Approach: The Right Approach?’ was the theme of the International Human Rights Funders Group’s most recent gathering, 14-15 July 2015 in New York City. Having attended IHRFG gatherings for nearly 15 years, I …