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Developing an anti-racist and anti-colonial approach to our international human rights funding

Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi 27 August 2022

Where are we now? The issue of racism within the aid sector is rightly in the news again, as the International Development Committee concluded in June that ‘the very structure of international aid still reflects the …

Solidarity in action: The power of moving money through collective strategies

Jen Bokoff and Rosa Bransky 25 August 2022

As the crisis in Ukraine has unfolded, the Disability Rights Fund (DRF) and Purposeful came together quickly to move resources to organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) with a focus on young disabled activists and …

A radical shift in gender-equity funding is long overdue

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba, Jean Kemitare and Mmabatho Motsamai 19 August 2022

We are nearing a year since unprecedented financial commitments toward gender equality were made at the Generation Equality Forum (GEF). The 5-year commitments are aimed at realising a complete change in the landscape of gender …

Wellcome Trust has perpetuated racism, its own analysis finds

Elika Roohi 12 August 2022

The Wellcome Trust – one of the wealthiest foundations in the world, with an endowment of $46.2 billion – has identified that it has made ‘insufficient progress’ and ‘perpetuated racism’ within the organisation, according to …

Learning from young activists 

Sunga Kufeyani 12 August 2022

For International Youth Day, Global Fund for Children’s Learning and Influencing Fellow Sunga Kufeyani shares advice for funders on engaging adolescents and empowering them to advocate for their communities. Adolescents throughout the world fight for …

Solidarity over charity: Prioritising long-term shifts over band-aid responses

Sadaf Shallwani 11 August 2022

What has charitable giving achieved over the last few decades? It’s a question that implicates billions of dollars, millions of people, and countless hours of work and effort, yet the answer is frustrating: Modern charity …

Philanthropy can’t wait any longer, it needs to decolonise aid now

Patricia McIlreavy 10 August 2022

Every sector grapples with its own issues and challenges, often publicly and not always productively. Despite commonalities in purpose, principles and values among its many actors, the international humanitarian sector is no different. For more …

Decolonising ourselves to decolonise philanthropy

Cristal Campillay Alarcón and Paula Riedemann Fuentes 9 August 2022 For Subscribers

On situated knowledge, locus of enunciation, and other migrations – the story of Spain’s Calala Fondo de Mujeres We are a group of diverse women who understand ourselves as a mixed foundation. We are natives …

Centring pan-African philanthropies amid the shifting global socio-political and economic order

1 Halima Mahomed and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 9 August 2022

There is no question that we are living in unprecedented times. The past three years, marked by the onset of Covid-19, were an era on its own. While a global challenge, the notion of the …

Research: Generosity of Black donors can play ‘major role’ in addressing social justice

Alliance magazine 8 August 2022

A new report examines the patterns and motivations for giving by Black donors in the UK. Britain’s first-ever report on Black philanthropy and charitable giving reflects the voices of people of colour in the UK …