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Reinventing the HIV Organising: Lessons from ICASA 2019

Dennis van Wanrooij 7 December 2019

From 2-7 December 2019, the largest regional HIV conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda. The country that once witnessed the genocide of the Tutsi minority and civil war from the early to mid-90s opened its …


Human rights and environment issues are closely linked

Angela Seay 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

The excellent special feature on Human Rights Philanthropy (Alliance, September 2019) began a nuanced discussion on the role of philanthropy in the frameworks for economic, social and cultural rights, in addition to political and civil …


Community at the heart of human rights

Ed Rekosh 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

I read the latest Alliance issue on human rights philanthropy (June 2019) with great interest. In their lead article, the guest editors make the point that a key role for philanthropy is to ‘keep the …

Philanthropy needs a feminist consciousness

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019

As someone who went to an all-boys, mostly white, and quite elite private school until 16, gender issues were not at the forefront of my consciousness. Despite seeing myself as liberal, I was still a product of my school, family and …

Be the narrative: revolutionising human rights

James Savage 18 November 2019

2019 has been the year that narrative-building went mainstream. As my colleague James Logan foreshadowed in January, human rights groups and their funders have increasingly realized that narrative strategy is an essential part of a …

Fund for Global Human Rights and Just Labs partner to create practical advice for Human Rights Groups

Alliance magazine 18 November 2019

The Fund for Global Human Rights and Just Labs have partnered to create a document that seeks to provide guidance to human rights groups on practical ways they can counter, what they have called, the …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #HumanRights

1 Amy McGoldrick 1 October 2019

‘Why is human rights so important to philanthropy? On one level, obviously, human rights underpins the rule of law, and is the basis for a democratically functioning society…but it’s also because some of the values at …

Fireside chat with Regan Ralph

Amy McGoldrick 27 September 2019

Full disclosure: there was no chat by a fire. Yet, as Autumn is slowly creeping up on London, with dowdy grey skies above and I-should-have-brought-a-bigger-coat level winds pushing through the streets, it was a relief …

Register to attend the next Alliance Breakfast Club: #HumanRights

Alliance magazine 17 September 2019

Alliance magazine will be hosting our next Breakfast Club in London at the Charities Aid Foundation to discuss human rights and philanthropy. This event will take place on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 08:30 GMT. The …

Human rights has made giant strides, philanthropy can help drive movement through transition

Rebecca Cordell 15 September 2019

Many activists, policy makers, members of the public and scholars believe that human rights worldwide are getting worse. This month’s Alliance issue highlights the many challenges that human rights groups are facing today linked to …