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Funders as allies in the movement for migrant rights

Vanessa Stevens 28 February 2020

‘They won’t even let us buy coffee for meetings, only water,’ shared one grassroots leader as she dialogued with funders and fellow participants at the Gender, Children, and Youth on the Move convening last week. …

Youth are the present, not the future

Marco A. Blanco 28 February 2020

At Global Fund for Children (GFC), our work is designed to benefit, empower, and safeguard children and youth around the world ­­– and a considerable percentage of social progress work shares the same goal. To …

Gender, childhood & youth on the move: ‘visibilizing’ the invisible

Eliza Brennan 27 February 2020

This past week, I had the honor of participating in the Gender, Childhood & Youth on the Move conference in Tijuana, which brought together over 75 nonprofit organizations from Central America, Mexico and the United …

Relationships over indicators

Jill Anderson 27 February 2020

The ‘Gathering on Gender, Childhood, and Youth on the Move‘ brought together grassroots migrant rights organisations, feminist’s groups, and youth-led collectives from across Mexico and Central America. There were a lot of amazing people in …

Reality check: are we practicing trust based philanthropy?

John Hecklinger 25 February 2020

Last week in Tijuana at the Gender, Childhood, and Youth on the Move conference we closed the day with a session bringing funders and organisations together in a space for ‘frank and horizontal dialogue between donors …

Stand with leaders shifting the power (even from you)

John Hecklinger 21 February 2020

It’s critical we learn how to truly engage and work with leaders flipping power dynamics even if it means dismantling our own systems of power. Yesterday in Tijuana, Mexico, we kicked off a major conference …

Donors are not investing in a resilient civil society in Latin America, but philanthropy bodies stand out

Clara Bosco 26 December 2019

These last years have marked the tipping point of a growing disconnect between citizens and public institutions in Latin America. There is a wide array of reasons for this: almost 65% of Latin Americans live in poverty or …

Care is a very important word

Claudia Bollwinkel 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Dreilinden’s Claudia Bollwinkel talks to Nino Ugrekhelidze and María Díaz Ezquerro of FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund about the importance of hearing and shifting power to the grassroots and the need for self and collective …