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Events

Human Rights Funders Network offers a variety of in-person and virtual events for funders around the world to connect, learn, and forge collaborations.

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Upcoming Events (6)

May13
1 pm Eastern Time | 12 pm COT - (Your time zone)

LitTalks NOW: What is Happening in Colombia?

At HRFN, the unfolding human rights crisis in Colombia is personal. Executive Director, Ana María Enríquez, lives in Medellín and has been closely monitoring the escalating attacks on protesters and local and national responses — both those of solidarity and of militarization. Join Ana María this Thursday, 13 May at 1 p.m. ET, 12 p.m….

May13
1 pm ET | 12 pm COT - (Tu Zona Horaria)

LitTalks NOW: ¿Qué está pasando en Colombia?

Una mirada integral sobre la crisis de derechos humanos por la que viene atravesando Colombia. La directora ejecutiva de HRFN, Ana María Enríquez, vive en Medellín y ha estado monitoreando de cerca la escalada de ataques contra manifestantes de las protestas –en su mayoría jóvenes–, así como las respuestas locales y nacionales de solidaridad con…

May20
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time (Your time zone)

African Futures

Twenty-four states, one billion people (half of whom will be under the age of 25 by 2050), and multiple identities. Nineteen “fragile” states. The highest number of armed conflicts in the world. Post colonialism and the challenges to build-up effective States. The environmental crisis, megacities, destruction of arable land and migration. Civil war in Ethiopia…

Jun10
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time (Your time zone)

Global Challenges for Europe

The crisis of freedom of speech and gender equality (Poland and Hungary). The rise and influence of the far right. The impact of COVID-19 on public services and social inequalities. Challenges: financial crisis after COVID, climate emergency, migration, data and privacy, relationship with neighbourhood countries, future policy towards Russia. Reconnecting transatlantic relations. Projecting the EU…

Jul22
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

Russia Is Back

The reconstruction of the post-Soviet influence. Nationalism on the rise. Authoritarian democracy and corruption. Reinforcement of the military apparatus. Tensions with NATO. Restrictions on civil society: the November 2020 law on “foreign agents.” How can foreign philanthropy operate under the control of civil society? The future of the relationship with the United States, China and…

Aug17
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

The World Needs Multilateralism (Reformed!)

Crisis of the multilateral/liberal system formed after World War II. Weaknesses and limitations of this system. The relationship with International Law and protection of rights. Attacks of the global ultra-right. How to improve and defend it. Role of civil society and foundations. A new multilateralism for a multipolar world. What role for Southern countries? How…

Past Events

Apr22
8:00am EST | 12:00pm GMT | 5:30pm IST | 8:00pm CST - (Past Event)

Resisting Authoritarianism in Asia

Massive mobilizations for human rights are standing strong across the Asia region: from the months-long farmers’ strike across India to the anti-government, anti-monarchy student movements flooding the streets in Thailand. The resistance movements defying the military coup in Myanmar are the most recent example of the pressing fight for human rights. At the same time,…

Mar25
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time (Past Event)

A New Middle East After Trump?

LitTalks: A New Middle East After Trump?  The fraught relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East raises critical questions for human rights. During our LitTalk we discussed the interconnectedness of human rights, policy-making, governance, and civil society in the Middle East and North Africa, and the implications for funders, movements, and political actors. Philanthropy…

Mar23
Webinars11:00-12:30 EDT │ 15:00 GMT │ 16:00 CET

Moving Forward: from principles to action

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion. Please join us on Tuesday, March 23 for the final workshop of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy. The…

Feb16
Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 GMT │ 17:00 CET

Grantmaking Principles: Collective Care

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion.   Please join us on Tuesday, February 16 for the fifth installment of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy….