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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 (2)
Mar29
Webinars10:00-11:00 am EST

Gender and the Refugee Crisis

Co-Sponsored with Ariadne–European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights Women’s migration is not a new phenomenon, but it is increasing in Europe, with an estimated more than 1 million refugees and migrants coming to the European Union (EU) in the past two years. The majority of these refugees and migrants have from Syria and… Read more

Mar23
Webinars12:00 - 1:30 pm EST

Corporate Capture and Human Rights

Corporate capture, or the ways that companies exercise their outsized influence in shaping government policy, can skew outcomes away from serving the public interest and toward the benefit of corporate interests while leading to threats to human rights and the environment. Join this webinar to learn about concrete human rights efforts to combat corporate capture…. Read more

Mar02
In-Person Gatherings12:00-2:00 pm EST

Strategy Meeting: Applying a Rights-Based Approach to Funding Climate-Forced Displacement and Relocation

New York, NY Sponsored by HRFN’s Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and Human Rights Working Group and Organized by the Climate Justice Resilience Fund and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Speakers include: Salote Soqo, Senior Program Leader of Environmental Justice and Climate Action at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), will open with a brief introduction… Read more

Feb09
Webinars11:00-12:00 pm EST

Statelessness in the Context of the Refugee Crisis

Co-sponsored with Ariadne- European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights The UNHCR has documented that statelessness has a “devastating psychological toll” on stateless people and their families, and dramatically limits opportunities. How does statelessness intersect with the global refugee crisis? Under Syrian law, citizenship can only be passed to children by the father. In… Read more

Jan26
Webinars10:00 - 11:30 am EST

China’s NGO Law: Navigating The Human Rights Implications and Developing Strategies In Response

Co-Sponsored with EDGE’s Asia Pacific Funders Working Group China’s Overseas NGO law, enacted in April 2016 and effective January 1, 2017, moves most registration and management of overseas (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) NGOs and foundations to the Ministry of Public Security. The international community, as well as domestic institutions, are currently exploring various operational… Read more

Dec14
Webinars11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

Cop 22: What it Means for Human Rights Funders and What Comes Next

Sponsored by IHRFG’s Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and Human Rights Working Group From November 7-18, 2016, one hundred and ninety-five nations came together for the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco to reaffirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement, which was adopted at 2015’s COP 21 to combat… Read more

Dec12
Webinars12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Using Evaluation to Generate Knowledge for the Field

Co-sponsored by The Atlantic Philanthropies and HRFNs Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Working Group This webinar will focus on how evaluation can be used to generate support for a grantee or field beyond the period of funding. As the Atlantic Philanthropies concludes its grantmaking, it has sought to conduct evaluations not to inform its own grantmaking… Read more

Dec12
Webinars10:00 - 11:00 am EST

Preventing and Addressing Forced Migration: Jordan Learning Visit Debriefing

Co-organized with Ariadne-European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights In mid-October, Ariadne and the International Human Rights Funders Group held a learning visit to Amman to help funders learn and strategise in response to the migration crisis. During this tele-briefing, we will hear from Hady Matar, Jordan Programme Manager at the International Refugee Assistance… Read more

Dec09
Webinars1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Safeguarding Civic Freedoms in the United States: The Role of Funders

Sponsored by HRFN and Ariadne’s Cross-Border Philanthropy Working Group Concerned about what a Trump administration will mean for civic space in the United States? Join us on Friday, December 9, to hear from civil society leaders who are working to safeguard the freedoms of assembly, association, and speech. This webinar will feature speakers from the… Read more

Dec09
In-Person Gatherings3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

The Glass Room

Join IHRFG in New York for a private tour of the Glass Room, led by Tactical Tech’s Creative Director and Co-Founder, Marek Tuszynski. The Glass Room is a pop-up ‘tech store with a twist’ that disrupts how we consume technology and encourages users to make informed choices about their own privacy policies and practices. The… Read more