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Delivering Paris with 1,001 stories

Richard Black 1 June 2021

Solving climate change is possible, but we have to tell the right stories to the right people – and we have to do it now If we act now, solving climate change is absolutely feasible. …

Collaboration is the route to transformation

Sandrine Dixson-Declève 1 June 2021

Philanthropy needs to step up its partnerships with other sectors to bring about the radical transformation that the world needs The Covid pandemic has brought the climate crisis to the forefront of the international agenda …

Applying the lessons of Covid

Stefan Schurig 1 June 2021

Covid-19 is a global vulnerability experience. The F20 platform can help philanthropy play its part in applying the lessons to climate change While governments are currently trying to prepare for the worst impacts of the …

In profile: Funders and the law

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Laws prescribe the rights and duties of citizens; the courts provide the means of upholding the one and enforcing the other. Too often, though, laws are inadequate to protect the rights of all citizens, or …

Supporting legal action

James A. Goldston and Martin O'Brien 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

As Alliance magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary, we asked two long-standing funders of legal action to reflect on their experience over those 25 years and to point out some of the most important lessons learned …

Can litigation achieve true social justice?

Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Commentators have argued over the value and effects of strategic litigation. What can funders learn about the issue from their analyses? In the 1954 case of Brown v Board of Education, the US Supreme Court …

Strategic litigation and grassroots power

Aleyamma Mathew 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

To ensure a democratic future, funders should help build ecosystems and get behind intersectional approaches The victory of the Biden-Harris campaign in the 2020 US presidential election was not born out of fundraising campaigns and …

Financing people-centred justice in Africa

Lorenzo M. Wakefield 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

In the many places where access to justice is limited, funders should put money into supporting community-based paralegals The 2019 ‘Justice for All’ report found that 5.1 billion people – a staggering two-thirds of the …

Not just a question of law

Jackson Otieno 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

The work of the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative shows the need to adopt a context-driven approach to eliminating the persecution of same-sex conduct Removing laws that criminalise same-sex conduct will eliminate the …

Abolishing slavery once and for all

Nick Grono 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Few practices have incurred more odium than slavery, yet it persists. Building a philanthropy-backed sustainable litigation ecosystem is key to ending it for good More than 40 million people live in slavery today – where …