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Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 BST │ 17:00 CEST

Human Rights Grantmaking: Why these principles and why now?

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch a recording of the workshop and see a visual harvest illustrating the discussion.   Please join us on Tuesday, October 20th for the first installment of our six-part workshop series where we will dive into our newly released human rights grantmaking principles and explore…

Past Events

Webinars11AM EST / 5PM CET

Building Back Better Through Civil Society

In the COVID-19 response, civil society organizations are proving their worth now more than ever. Their active participation will be critical in building back better, whether by driving community action, grounding policy responses, or holding power to account. So how can public and private funders be most helpful in supporting civil society organizations?   Join…

In-Person Gatherings

Cancelled due to COVID-19: Join us in September for HRFN’s 2020 Conference!

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for more information about our plan for innovative virtual conversations and gatherings in 2020. We’re excited to announce HRFN’s 2020 Annual Conference!  Following an important year of transition, we’re looking forward to 2020 when we’ll convene our meeting at a new venue, welcome a…

Webinars4:00 PM (EST) / 5:00 PM (BRT)

Confidence in women: Philanthropy for Social Justice

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, ELAS Fund is hosting Confidence in women: Philanthropy for Social Justice, a virtual event broadcasted live on the ELAS YouTube channel. Speakers will discuss the importance of trust and flexible funding for women’s organizations. The event will be in Portuguese with English subtitles added later to the video.  Join…

Webinars12:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM GMT-3


What creates change? At HRFN, we know that change can be slow and often incremental – That is, unless there’s a force of people creating a movement to be “On Fire to Inspire.” As part of our new global philanthropic advocacy strategy, we’re launching a conversation series called “Lit Talks,” which will help us stand…

Webinars10:00 AM EDT/ 15:00 PM BST/ 16:00 PM CEST

Children on the Move in the context of COVID-19

Ensuring appropriate care and protection for children on the move in Northern Central America, Mexico, and the US in the context of COVID-19 Even before the pandemic, children and families from Central America and Mexico have been literally fighting for their lives amidst violence, exploitation, persecution, extreme poverty, a stifling lack of access to education,…

Webinars10:00 AM ET/ 4:00 PM CEST/ 5:00 PM EAT

The Global State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements

Report Launch: Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The Global State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements   Hello members, We’re excited to invite you to join Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash in a discussion of the findings of their new report “Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements” on Thursday,…

Webinars9:00 EST / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CET

How Human Rights and Social Change Funders Can Respond to Mass Statelessness and State-Sponsored Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Ariadne and Human Rights Funders Network invite you to a webinar on the human rights situation in India. Description: India has witnessed mass public protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the last six months. The state in response has escalated repression: The Muslim community in particular has been targeted in shootings, beatings, burnings, and…

Webinars9:30 PT / 12:30 ET / 16:30 GMT

Young Professionals Virtual Lunch Meetup: Work & Life in the Age of Coronavirus

Please join young professionals in Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) and Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) for an interactive discussion on how we can manage work and wellness in the age of coronavirus. Bring your lunch and come prepared to share the “life hacks” you’re using and challenges you’re encountering in this uncertain time….

In-Person Gatherings1:00-2:30 pm EST

Cancelled: In-Person Town Hall: Draft Human Rights Grantmaking Principles

Cancelled – As circumstances have continued to evolve in relation to the coronavirus, our host has advised us that they are taking the precaution of no longer holding such in-person events. Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN), Ariadne, and Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR) are pleased to invite their members and other human rights funders…