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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)
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

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

Nov30
Webinars12:30 - 1:30 pm EST

Multifaith Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Co-sponsored by:¬†Organized by Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees The Syrian refugee crisis, soon entering its sixth year, is the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Nearly half of Syria’s population has fled the country. Of these, 5 million Syrians (80% of whom are women and children under 12) are registered refugees living in… Read more