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Human Rights Funders Network offers a variety of ways for members to explore a broad range of topics, share their learning and strategize together.

  • Webinars enable funders to explore timely human rights concerns and present grantmaking strategies.
  • In-person gatherings, such as conferences, institutes and strategy meetings, enable funders to strengthen their grantmaking practice, deepen their knowledge of emerging issues, and meet with others in the field.  
  • Learning visits bring funders to global destinations for experiential learning and to connect them with local civil society.
  • External events at conferences or peer funder network meetings offer members the chance to share knowledge and spark new collaborations.

We invite all our members to propose topics for webinars and in-person gatherings. This is your network!

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In-Person Gatherings

2017 New York Institutes

This year, IHRFG will be hosting three simultaneous institutes on July 10th to offer participants the opportunity to further delve into a specific theme with a smaller cohort of individuals.

In-Person Gatherings

2017 Convening: Map -> Resist -> Support

From July 10th to 13th, funders will convene in New York to map challenges, share concrete tactics to resist, and chart a new course for support. The Map section will set the stage by helping funders understand the regional trends, catalysts, and case studies of repressive societies. Resist will explore tactics used on the ground… Read more

In-Person Gatherings5:30 - 7:00 pm ET

June Early Career Professionals Happy Hour

New York, NY HRFN and the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) invite you to another Early Career Professionals Happy Hour in New York City! Meet other rising professionals working in human rights, security, and philanthropy. If you are interested in attending or joining the mailing list for future networking events, please email Michele Bornstein.

Webinars11:00 am ET

A Human Rights System in Peril

Co-sponsored by: Funders for Reproductive Equity and Peace and Security Funders Group. In light of the human rights challenges posed by global trends of closing civic space and rising authoritarianism, and exacerbated by the Trump Administration in the United States, IHRFG is hosting a series of webinars examining funder responses. The second webinar in this… Read more

In-Person Gatherings2:00 pm ET

Human Rights Funding: Mapping the Who, What, and Where

Join us for a funder-only tutorial on Foundation Maps: Human Rights, our interactive map of human rights grantmaking, part of IHRFG and Foundation Center’s Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative.

Webinars12:00 PM EDT

Digital Security In An Age Of Hacking & Cyberthreats

Reflecting the universality of the cybersecurity threat, eight donor affinity groups offer this webinar focused on how funders can support grantees in addressing and responding to digital security concerns.

In-Person Gatherings5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Strategy Meeting: Childhood Statelessness and Human Rights

There are more than 6 million stateless children in the world today. Childhood statelessness is a phenomenon in most countries and all regions in the world. Join this strategy meeting to discuss the role of funders in addressing childhood statelessness.