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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 (2)
Dec12
Webinars3:00-4:30pm EST

Defending the Blue Heart: Indigenous Defenders Funders Briefing

The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples is hosting a funders briefing, co-sponsored by Human Rights Funders Network, EDGE Funders, and Biodiversity Funders Group, on the Pacific to learn about the challenges indigenous defenders face in the the region and meaningful opportunities for funder collaboration. Moderator: Lourdes Inga, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Speaker: Maureen Penjueli,… Read more

Nov14
Webinars2:00-3:30pm EST

Security Briefing on Indigenous Defenders in Latin America

The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples is hosting a funders briefing, co-sponsored by Human Rights Funders Network, EDGE Funders, and Bioneers, on threats to indigenous defenders in Latin America fighting for self-determination and human rights. Moderator: Lourdes Inga, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Presenters: Ricardo Changala, Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America… Read more

Photo courtesy of the Fund for Global Human Rights
Oct15to19
In-Person Gatherings

HRFN Global Conference in Mexico City

Reimagining Human Rights: New Energy for a New Era Past conference information—including theme, schedule, registration, and takeaways —is available on our 2018 conference page. When is your next conference? HRFN’s 2020 Conference will take place in September in New York City. We’ll be in touch soon with additional information about the conference theme and how… Read more

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