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New issue on Human rights philanthropy out now

Alliance magazine 3 September 2019

The September 2019 issue of Alliance magazine on Human rights philanthropy guest edited by Julie Broome (Ariadne), Carola Carazzone (Assifero), John Kabia (Fund for Global Human Rights) philanthropy is now available to read. At $2.8 billion per year, …

Charting a new course for the human rights movement

2 Julie Broome, Carola Carazzone and John Kabia 3 September 2019

Philanthropy has a crucial role to play in supporting human rights groups to focus on people’s economic and social rights as well as promoting their civil and political freedoms Human rights philanthropy is not a …

The battle to build a human rights movement fit for the times

Charles Keidan 3 September 2019

The open, liberal, and democratic societies which human rights help to foster are under sustained attack. Right-wing governments and movements have harnessed popular discontent and trained fire on groups which human rights legislation was established …

The global picture is changing

Rachel Thomas and Anna Koob 3 September 2019

Increasing levels of human rights funding and its changing priorities mirror developments on both the global and local level, as fascinating research by the Human Rights Funders Network and Candid shows Our research maps the …

In profile: The human rights ecosystem

Alliance magazine 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The human rights movement is diverse and multi-faceted – an ecosystem of different actors working towards human rights ideals – as highlighted by this snapshot of the variety of actors in the sector  Grassroots rights …

The long haul for human rights: Interview with Adrian Arena

Julie Broome and Charles Keidan 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The human rights movement is facing difficult times. In these circumstances, human rights funders have a particularly important role to play in sustaining the fight. Adrian Arena of Oak Foundation is now a veteran in …

Human rights: a bread and butter issue?

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Economic human rights need to take centre stage before civil and political rights can be truly meaningful for the millions of people living in dire poverty Article 4 of the African Charter on Human and …

Transitional justice: what funders need to know

Abdul Tejan-Cole 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The mechanisms are often flawed, but many of those flaws can be corrected if the need for accountability is effectively balanced with the need to build a stable society and sustainable peace In the past …

How to create gender justice in Africa

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Building movements is the key to supporting women’s rights across the continent and giving power to community activists Founded in 2001, Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African and feminist fund which uses a rapid-response …

We must protect democracy in cyberspace

Graciela Selaimen 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Recent experience in Brazil suggests the online civic sphere is the new surveillance battleground. Philanthropy needs to take steps to safeguard digital rights in the country  In June 2013 massive demonstrations took to the streets …