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HRFN Conference

2020 Conference

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic HRFN did not hold a conference in 2020. To engage with the community and get to hear from activists, funders, political thinkers, and artists, please check out our LitTalks.

Past Conference Materials

We invite you to explore the materials from past event where participants had frank discussion of grantmaking practices and examined emerging issues and trends.

Upcoming Events (2)

Apr22
8:00am EST | 12:00pm GMT | 5:30pm IST | 8:00pm CST - (Past Event)

Resisting Authoritarianism in Asia

Massive mobilizations for human rights are standing strong across the Asia region: from the months-long farmers’ strike across India to the anti-government, anti-monarchy student movements flooding the streets in Thailand. The resistance movements defying the military coup in Myanmar are the most recent example of the pressing fight for human rights. At the same time,…

Past Events

Mar25
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time (Past Event)

A New Middle East After Trump?

LitTalks: A New Middle East After Trump?  The fraught relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East raises critical questions for human rights. During our LitTalk we discussed the interconnectedness of human rights, policy-making, governance, and civil society in the Middle East and North Africa, and the implications for funders, movements, and political actors. Philanthropy…

Mar23
Webinars11:00-12:30 EDT │ 15:00 GMT │ 16:00 CET

Moving Forward: from principles to action

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion. Please join us on Tuesday, March 23 for the final workshop of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy. The…

Feb16
Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 GMT │ 17:00 CET

Grantmaking Principles: Collective Care

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion.   Please join us on Tuesday, February 16 for the fifth installment of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy….

Feb09
Webinars10 am - 11:30 am Eastern Time

The United States: A New Relationship with the World?

The United States: A New Relationship with the World?   In the month of January alone, the United States has seen an insurrection, an impeachment, and the dawning of a new presidency. What does this mean for human rights around the world? What is the role of philanthropy in the U.S. and globally amidst this sea…

Jan19
Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 GMT │ 17:00 CET

Grantmaking Principles: Accountability│Adaptability and Learning

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion.   Please join us on Tuesday, January 19th for the fourth installment of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy….

Dec08
Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 GMT │ 17:00 CET

Grantmaking Principles: Equity

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion.   Please join us on Tuesday, December 8th for the third installment of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy….

Nov17
Webinars11:00-12:30 ET │ 16:00 GMT │ 17:00 CET

Grantmaking Principles: Power Sharing and Shifting │ Community Driven

This workshop has already occurred. Please visit these links to watch an English recording or Spanish recording, view the materials, and see a visual harvest illustrating portions of the discussion. Please join us on Tuesday, November 17th for the second installment of our six-part series to explore principles to guide bold and just philanthropy. In…

Oct20
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…