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2018 Conference: Key Takeaways


Our 2018 annual conference, hosted in Mexico City, was the first held outside of the United States in HRFN’s almost 25-year history. Attended by over 300 people representing 50 countries, this was our most global gathering, with more than 20 community events fostering relationships between funders, activists, and advocates.

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we face a dramatically shifting world order that poses profound challenges for human rights. This conference aimed to motivate and inspire our community by sharing how human rights movements and funders are responding to this new reality. Led by an Advisory Committee based predominantly in the Global South and East, the conference theme was grounded in Mexico and the region, including timely conversations on Nicaragua and Brazil.

These are the key takeaways from our three-day conference, which featured three plenaries and four conference tracks on grantmaking practice.

For more information, please read our 2018 Conference Evaluation here.

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