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San Francisco Convening 2016: Key Takeaways


From January 19-22, nearly 200 funders from 17 countries gathered in San Francisco for HRFN’s convening, “What’s New? Innovation and Iteration in Human Rights,” to strategize how human rights funders can take the field to a new level by disrupting the curve on social change. The convening kicked off with the one-day institute, Responsible Data Forum for Human Rights Funders, in which participants shared challenges they faced with handling sensitive information, and collaborated to come up with tools and guidelines to address them.

Through workshops, lightning talks, and discussions, participants at the Conference critically examined innovative practices in their work. Check out a list of the top ten tips for supporting youth-led innovation and change, compiled by Global Fund for Women and FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund.The convening closed with a Human Rights Lab, in which 35 funders, activists, and advocates brainstormed strategies to address closing space for civil society.

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