[Summary] The Advancing Human Rights Research: What Have We Learned?
The Advancing Human Rights (AHR) initiative tracks the evolving state of global human rights funding. It is a collaboration between Human Rights Funders Network and Foundation Center, in partnership with Ariadne and Prospera, and uses grants data to map the issues addressed, funding strategies used, and populations and regions served. Our aim is to strengthen funders’ decision-making, promote collaborations, and improve the effectiveness of human rights philanthropy. We have produced a number of resources to make the research findings accessible, including a public website, a series of annual analyses, and a funders-only map with a grants database. This two-page summary marks our first in-depth evaluation of the research and related tools. A full report is available here.