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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 (7)

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

Moving Forward: from principles to action

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 series is open to funders, human rights organizations, and activists, and is a collaboration of Ariadne, Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR), and Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN). Please register… Read more

Mar25
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

A New Middle East After Trump?

The Trump Administration’s impact on the region. The U.S. withdrawal. Who takes its place? The geopolitical, political, and identity tensions in the region (Iran vs. Saudi Arabia). Supporting social movements in crisis. Internationalized civil wars (Syria, Libya, Yemen). Israel’s new relations with Arab states and the marginalization of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Social protest in Lebanon,… Read more

Apr22
Webinars8 am - 9:30 am Eastern Time

Asia & the Pacific: Is the World Leaning East?

China: a regional and global power. The new “Silk Road.” China’s foreign policy and development cooperation approach towards Africa and Latin America. Will economic growth be globalized with authoritarianism? How will human rights networks operate? How can funders reach them? A new cold war with the United States? Geopolitical hot spots: Pakistan-India and India-China, Hong-Kong…. Read more

May20
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

African Futures: Subverting the Development Paradigm

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… Read more

Jun10
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Past Events

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…. Read more

Feb09
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

The United States: A New Relationship with the World?

The hegemonic crisis. The internal fractures (racism, inequality, poverty) and their link to foreign policy. How will a post-imperial United States link up with the world? The Atlantic relationship, the anti-interventionist tendency (of the right and the left). Is the U.S. sharing power or is it trying to lead in the international system? How will… Read more

Jan19
Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 GMT │ 17:00 CET

Grantmaking Principles: Accountability│Adaptability and Learning

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, January 19th for the fourth installment of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy…. Read more