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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 …


Alliance webinar: Law, philanthropy and justice

Amy McGoldrick 23 March 2021

Celebrating the launch of Alliance’s new issue in our 25th year, last week’s webinar explored the relationship between philanthropy and the law. Guest editors and panellists Nicolette Naylor (Ford Foundation, South Africa) and David Sampson …


Dutch government launches €24m programme to develop community philanthropy

1 Alliance magazine 20 March 2021

The Dutch government, in partnership with a consortium of four organisations including the Africa Philanthropy Network, Kenya Community Development Foundation, Wilde Ganzen and Global Fund for Community Foundations, are launching a new five-year, €24 million …

Funder Safeguarding Collaborative launches, aims to prevent abuse and exploitation

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

The Funder Safeguarding Collaborative – a new funders collaboration made up of Comic Relief, Global Fund for Children, The National Lottery Community Fund, Oak Foundation, and Porticus – was launched yesterday. The Collaborative will support …

African philanthropy is emerging as a force. How can it increase support to African NGOs?

Jan Schwier, Maddie Holland, Soa Andrian and Siyasanga Hayi-Charters 11 March 2021

When the first confirmed sub-Saharan Africa case of Covid-19 was detected in Nigeria in February 2020, many African governments moved quickly to contain the virus. While other parts of the world struggled to slow 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 …

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 …

Facing disruption together: what can be learned from Covid’s impact

Elisa Peter 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

The strongest response to a crisis is a collective one, with agility and strategic reflection at the forefront – and this means funders, too We had just finalised our global Vision 2025 strategy at Publish …

The downside of donor funding

Frances Lovermore 2 March 2021

Aggrey Aluso and Julia Greenberg were absolutely right to point out the distorting effects of external funding on healthcare systems in Africa and elsewhere in the issue on global health philanthropy (Alliance, December 2020). Healthcare …