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New York Convening 2016: Key Takeaways


From July 11-14, over 200 funders from 26 countries gathered in New York for HRFN’s convening, “Seizing Opportunities: Sustaining the Human Rights Movement,” to strategize how human rights funders can shake up conventional ways and means of supporting the movement, and bolster its health and well-being. Through sessions, lightning talks, a debate, a performance, a game of Bingo, and more, participants at the conference explored strategies to help funders and activists recognize, adapt to, and take risks on opportunities to strengthen the human rights field.

The convening kicked off with the one-day institute, “The Sustainable Development Goals: Why They Matter for Human Rights and How Funders Can Engage,” in which participants discussed philanthropy’s role in ensuring that SDG implementation leads to the realization of human rights.

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