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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 (3)

Jun16
Webinars8:00-9:00 PT │ 11:00-12:00 ET │ 16:00-17:00 BST

Measuring Human Rights: Tools for Informed Philanthropy

Join us on Wednesday, June 16, for a discussion with the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) to learn about their global platform to track the ups, downs, and overall trends in how countries around the world are – or aren’t – meeting their human rights commitments. During this 60-minute conversation, we’ll unpack what information HRMI captures and…

Jun22
10:30-11:30 ET│16:30-17:30 CEST (Your time zone)

Alternative Approaches to Addressing Violence Against Human Rights Defenders

Join us for a webinar drawing on the experiences of the Zero Tolerance Initiative, a rights holders’ response to the gaps in the Human Rights Council’s resolution on environmental defenders, and other existing efforts to protect defenders in relation to business projects. The webinar will draw on the situation in Peru in particular, to illustrate…

Sep16
WebinarsExact date and time TBD

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

May20
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time (Past Event)

African Futures

Fatimah Kelleher writes: “…from Ghana to South Africa, women across Africa are resisting orthodox economic models and coming up with visionary alternatives towards an African ecofeminist future.” Throughout the African region, self-led and self-determined movements are redefining African futures. Land defenders are fighting  state -sponsored land grabs. LGBTQI communities are  organizing  (and winning!) to overturn…

May13
1 pm Eastern Time | 12 pm COT - (Past Event)

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 - (Evento Pasado)

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…

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….