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Events

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!

Looking for more conferences and meetings? Check out our regularly-updated list of Community Events for funder gatherings.

Upcoming Events (1)
Sep26
Webinars11:00am-12:00pm EST

Towards a New Ecology for the Human Rights Movement: Lessons from Ford Foundation’s Strengthening Human Rights Worldwide global initiative

    Sponsored by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group What does it mean to fund human rights in a globalized world? How do you ensure that lived realities are informing the shaping of issues and strategies regionally and globally? How can regional and global organizations respond to the growing influence of new players,… Read more

Jul12
Webinars11:00 am EDT

Too Much of A Good Thing? Finding the Right Level of Donor and CSO Transparency

Increased transparency can help ensure that citizens are informed and empowered – one element in building a more just, equitable and inclusive society. Yet increasingly, we see bad faith attempts by governments to use transparency as a tool to limit the scope and actions of civil society actors, especially those working on human rights or… Read more

Jun26
Webinars10am PST / 1pm EST

Indigenous Defenders Funders Briefing

Join us for International Funders for Indigenous Peoples’ first Indigenous Defenders Briefing webinar on Russia to learn about challenges facing indigenous human rights defenders in the region and meaningful opportunities for funder collaboration. Register here. Please note that this webinar is only open to members of IFIP, Biodiversity Funders Group, EDGE Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and… Read more

Photo by Michele Sibiloni / Global Fund for Women
Jun06
Webinars12:30-1:30pm EST

[Webinar Series] Stronger Together: New Frontiers in Funders Supporting Social Movements

Hosted by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Working Group, coordinated by the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Global Fund for Women (GFW), and co-sponsored by Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), and Philanthropy New York. Join our webinar series–on the first Wednesdays of April,… Read more

May22
In-Person Gatherings1:00-3:00pm EST

Reclaiming Civic Space: Resistance, Resilience and Resources

The 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas Human Rights in collaboration with The Fund for Global Human Rights, seeks to address the imbalance in material currently available on the global crackdown on civil society, the majority of which focuses on the diagnostics, rather than the responses by activists…. Read more

May17
In-Person Gatherings12:15-2:15pm EST (includes lunch)

RightsCon 2018 Funder Meetup on Closing Civil Society Space

Co-hosted by Access Now, Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society, Human Rights Funders Network, Media Democracy Fund, and Open Technology Fund. Will you be at RightsCon 2018? If so, join us for a funder-only discussion on how closing civic space is impacting “online” and “offline” activism and the strategies human rights, internet freedom, and digital rights… Read more

Photo by UUSC
Apr26
Webinars1:00-2:00pm EST

Community-Led Human Rights-Based Solutions to Climate Forced Displacement: A Guide for Funders

Community-Led, Human Rights-Based Solutions to Climate-forced Displacement—A Guide for Funders outlines key issues related to climate-forced displacement, human rights, and funding, and calls upon funders to support community-led, human rights-based solutions. During this webinar, the panelists will provide background on the issue of climate-forced displacement as it relates to climate justice and human rights, discuss some of… Read more

Apr26
In-Person Gatherings9:30-11:30am EST

Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security: Young People’s Roles in an Unstable World 

Co-sponsored by Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG), Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN), and Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), in partnership with the UN Inter-Agency Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding Location: UNDP, 304 East 45th Street, New York, NY – 10th Floor Amartya Sen Conference Room; Remote Participation Available via Conference Line (which will… Read more

Photo by The Atlantic
Mar29
Webinars1:00-2:00pm EST

Survivor Leadership in the Anti-Trafficking Movement

The modern civil society movement to end trafficking in persons in the United States began in the 1990’s, led by activists and attorneys who helped establish the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. However, the voices of those directly affected by human trafficking were not included in the early dialogue about solutions, and survivors of human trafficking… Read more