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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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ALL "webinar" Events (49)
Jan14
Webinars10am-11am Eastern / 15.00-16.00 UTC

WEBINAR: Uncalculated Risks: How funders can address threats to human rights defenders in development

Please join us on 14 January at 10am Eastern / 15.00 UTC for a discussion about the report Uncalculated Risks: Threats and Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Development Financiers, authored by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development in June 2019. Human rights defenders are increasingly subjected to threats and attacks… Read more

Dec19
Webinars12:00 - 1:00pm EDT

WEBINAR: Career Planning in Peace, Security, and Human Rights Philanthropy: A Conversation with Alex Toma and Catherine Townsend

To better support our young professionals cohort across the broad spectrum of human rights, social justice and peace and security philanthropy, we invite you to “Career Planning in Peace, Security, and Human Rights Philanthropy: A Conversation with Alex Toma and Catherine Townsend.” Taking place virtually, the webinar features the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG)… Read more

Dec12
Webinars10:00am – 11:00am Eastern

WEBINAR: Convening a funder response to the crisis in the Amazon

Defenders of the Amazon are under attack daily, and the dangers are only growing as deforestation and violence both increase. There are opportunities now for funders to make an impact by working in partnership with communities and local activist funds. We invite you to join Maria Amália Souza of CASA Socio-Environmental Fund, Daniëlle Hirsch of… Read more

Nov07
Webinars 16:00 – 17:00 CET / 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern

WEBINAR: Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe

Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe Presenting a report on the long-term impact of a series of investments made to build civil society in Eastern Europe and exploring its relevance to funders today Thursday 7 November 2019, 16:00 – 17:00 CET / 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern This event has already… Read more

Oct17toDec27
Webinars11:00am -12:30pm EDT

[Webinar Series] Communicating Human Rights and Social Change: A Dialogue Series Among Funders

Communicating Human Rights and Social Change: A Dialogue Series Among Funders, is an initiative of the Communicating Human Rights and Social Change community co-sponsored by HRFN and Ariadne. This webinar dialogue series is co-sponsored by Ariande, the Open Society Foundations, and Global Dialogue. About the Dialogue Series: The dialogue series explored how grant-makers and other… Read more

Sep20
Webinars10:00 -11:00am EST

WEBINAR: Supporting resilient activism: addressing the wellbeing of human rights defenders

Supporting resilient activism: addressing the wellbeing of human rights defenders Friday the 20th of September, 10:00am EST (15.00 BST, 16.00 CEST) Register Recent research has shown that many human rights defenders are suffering PTSD, depression, and burnout as a result of the risks and stress of their work. Without adequate mental health support for activists,… Read more

Sep05
Webinars10:00am - 11:00am EDT

[Webinar] New Data New Discoveries: What can we learn about human rights philanthropy?

Join us to discuss the findings from our latest Advancing Human Rights report, our annual review of global human rights grantmaking. We’ll share highlights from the data, including new trends to keep an eye on and interesting ways the grantmaking of our members differs from non-members. We’ll also touch on questions the data raise about… Read more

May07
Webinars1:00-2:00pm EST

[Webinar] Utilizing Shareholder Power for Human Rights

Please join this webinar hosted by the Human Rights Funders Network and co-sponsored by As You Sow, Investors Alliance for Human Rights, EDGE Funders Alliance – Engaged Donors for Global Equity, the Libra Foundation, and the Wallace Global Fund. Human Rights advocates were the first shareholders to use their power – nuns in the 1970’s… Read more

Apr24
Webinars12:00-1:30pm EST

[Webinar Series] The Underpinning Stories: A Funder’s Dialogue Series about Climate Solutions

Co-sponsored by: Environmental Grantmakers Association, Human Rights Funders Network, Confluence Philanthropy, the Ariadne Network, the Center for Story-Based Strategy, JusticeFunders, and the Whitman Institute. As is the case with many systemic, pressing challenges, no one has all the answers. The CLIMA Fund will be creating a space for transparent, deeper discussion about the underlying narrative… Read more

Apr17
Webinars11:00-12:00pm EST

[Webinar] Global Gag Rule Expansion: What Funders Should Know

Please join AJWS, FCAA, FRE, Global Fund for Women, GPP and OSF for an urgent funder briefing to discuss an important update to the Trump administration’s second expansion of the Global Gag Rule, and its implications for private funders, bilateral and multilateral funders, and the movements and communities we support. Speakers: The webinar will include Global Gag… Read more