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Protection Networks: a lifeline for embattled human rights activists

Magda Adamowicz and Sharan Srinivas 24 April 2021

On 23 October 2020, unidentified gunmen shot 65-year-old South African environmental and human rights activist Fikile Ntshangase dead at her home. Ntshangase had courageously led a grassroots campaign against the expansion of a coalmine that …


The Covid-19 grassroots justice fund that invests in people-led justice solutions

1 Abigail Moy 31 March 2021

In the shadow of the pandemic, injustices are deepening. Migrant workers are laid off from jobs yet unable to travel or access healthcare. Survivors of gender-based violence are cut off from the institutions that might …


New podcast from Philanthropy Roundtable will challenge cancel culture

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

American philanthropy infrastructure organisation Philanthropy Roundtable has launched a podcast called ‘Can We Talk About It’ that seeks to challenge so-called ‘cancel culture’ by diving ‘right into the topics that people are afraid or unwilling …

Assessing the impact of climate litigation

1 Jasper Teulings and Shishusri Pradhan 3 March 2021

1,587 climate litigation cases were brought between 1986 and 2020 according to LSE’s Grantham Institute and the recent UNEP Global Climate Litigation Report: 2020 Status Review found that climate cases have nearly doubled over the …

Legal philanthropy needs to shift its focus onto the lived experience of people and communities

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

The small but influential percentage of funding for legal action needs to be less focused on courts and more global in scope. That’s the view of the guest editors of Alliance’s March 2021 issue on …

What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?

1 Sue Barker 9 February 2021

Although charities have a proud history of catalysing much-needed social change, there is mounting concern that governments might be using newly-minted charities law frameworks as a mechanism to ‘crack down’ on the legitimate activities of …

Research finds law firms champion pro bono amidst global health crisis

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021

Nearly 4 million hours of legal pro bono were completed globally last year, with lawyers dedicating an average of 26.3 hours of their free expertise each year, research from TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global …