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FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund;
This collection of stories explores the diverse realities of Roma women, girls and LGBTQI+ people, as well as the realities of activists who advocate for change on the frontlines in the Southeast Europe region. Building on 19 semi-structured interviews with activists conducted between 2018 and 2022, this research also examines the intersectional nature of the challenges that Roma girls, women and LGBTQI+ youth face in their specific contexts, through the prism of activists who have been tailoring their approaches to address and advocate for these issues.
Women's Refugee Commission (formerly Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children);
The conflict in Ukraine has displaced more than 10 million people since the latest military offensive by the Russian Federation began in February 2022; more than 3.5 million people have fled to countries in the region and an additional 6.5 million people are forcibly displaced within Ukraine itself. As hostilities continue, the impact on civilians remains alarming, including damage to civilian infrastructure such as hospitals and schools, and the breakdown of vital services such as electricity and water. Among those displaced or in need of humanitarian aid due to this conflict, the Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) is particularly concerned about the situation for women, adolescent girls, children, and other marginalized populations such as people with disabilities, older people, LGBTQI+ individuals, the Roma community, and third-country nationals. Their unique needs in emergencies demand urgent responses, particularly to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV); meet critical health care needs, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care; and uphold their human rights.This policy brief outlines WRC's key concerns and our recommendations for policy and programming.
The Funding Intermediaries Special Collection was available as a searchable online collection from 2016 until 2021. The collection was made possible by PEAK Grantmaking. This document includes a bibliography detailing the contents of the collection. Titles continue to be accessible via www.issuelab.org.Archived date: July 30, 2021Collection title: Funding Intermediaries Special CollectionCollection URL: https://intermediaries.issuelab.orgAvailability: 2016-2021Title count: 56 titlesCreator: IssueLab, a service of Foundation CenterIllustration: Untitled, by Foundation CenterDescription: When grantmakers use intermediary organizations, or "regranters", they generally do so to expand their capacity or broaden their expertise. But what impact do intermediaries have on grantmaking practices? There are both promising opportunities as well as pitfalls to working with intermediaries, and this IssueLab collection aims to inform grantmakers about both.Collection Themes:"Working With Intermediaries" - Best Practices; The Funder-Intermediary Relationship"What Intermediaries Do" - Capacity Building; Evaluation & Outcome Measurement; Regranting; Technical Assistance; International Grantmaking; Backbone Support; Relationship Building; Government Collaboration"Where They Work: Case Studies" - Arts; Community & Economic Development; LGBTQI; Youth Development
This report is from and for civil society, based on the voices and views of many CIVICUS members, civil society activists, leaders, experts and other stakeholders, as well as collaborative research and media coverage of anti-rights. All conclusions and recommendations drawn are however the views of the CIVICUS secretariat only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual contributors.The report mainly focus on what are the anti-rights groups and what do they do (why do they matter and why are they rising more and more, how are they distinct from Civil Society, what are the key tactics and strategies of these anti-rights groups), and how the Civil society can fight back, with key tactics and strategies of their own, to defend universal human right, excluded groups - such as women, LGBTQI people, migrants, refugees and minorities - and social justice.This report also exists in French (https://www.civicus.org/index.php/fr/action-contre-la-vague-anti-droits) and in Spanish (https://www.civicus.org/index.php/es/accion-contra-la-ola-antiderechos)
Human Rights Funders Network;
This report examines the state of global human rights funding across issues and populations to explore where support for intersectionality may truly exist.The report is the first comprehensive and global analysis of when and if grants to support human rights reach beyond a single issue or community. The findings show that a resoundingly small fraction of human rights funding supports activism that cuts across multiple communities or issues. Just 18% of human rights grants name two populations, and less than 5% support three or more.There are glimmers of hope. Funders recognize the ways issues and identities intersect. We find hopeful models of intersectional grantmaking and a deep desire among funders to support movements across issues and communities.
Welcome to the 2022 State of Civil Society Report from CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. This year's report, the 11th in our annually published series, takes a new, condensed and more accessible format. In January 2022, CIVICUS launched CIVICUS LENS, our rolling commentary and analysis initiative that covers the key current stories involving and affecting civil society. This report draws from and summarises that analysis, directly informed by the voices of civil society around the world. It offers a snapshot of civil society's world as it stands at the mid-point of 2022: a world characterised by crisis and volatility, where regressive forces are mobilising a fierce backlash, but where dogged civil society mobilisation is still winning vital battles.
As the U.S. Department of State draws closer to launching a private sponsorship pilot program for refugees, as stated in the President's Report to Congress on Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the Community Sponsorship Hub (CSH), and the Niskanen Center offer recommendations for the program's design.
As a grant-maker, we recognise that our role is to support and enable others to make the world a safer, fairer, and more sustainable place to live. In 2021, our grantee partners once again demonstrated great strength and resilience as they continued their work. We want our partners to know that we value tremendously the great work they do, especially given the current climate.Throughout 2021, we provided more than 440 grants to 412 organisations in 41 countries. In addition, we provided USD 5 million in grants that were directly Covid-19-related. In total, Oak has granted USD 29 million in additional support to help organisations respond to the challenges of Covid-19 over the last two years. In addition, our regular grant-making has continued, and as we start a new year, we take time to reflect and celebrate our partners' accomplishments in 2021.
Legal Action Center;
In order to assess the cultural competency of ATI and reentry services specific to the LGBTGNCNBQI+ population in New York City, a participatory action research project was conducted in the fall of 2020. This project was conceived by the Legal Action Center and the New York ATI/Reentry Coalition. TakeRoot Justice provided substantive professional support in partnership with a leadership team of formerly incarcerated LGBTGNCNBQI+ individuals. New York City and State are nationally known for their highly effective network of ATI and reentry programs, which have been critical to the State's success in simultaneously reducing crime and the prison population and saving taxpayers millions of dollars. However, while New York has substantially reduced the number of people behind bars, it continues to incarcerate many thousands of individuals who could benefit from an alternative to incarceration programs which, when targeted appropriately, are more effective than prison in reducing recidivism and are ultimately less costly than incarceration. Our research shows that, despite the robust range of reentry services available, existing ATI and reentry programs are limited both in their LGBTGNCNBQI+ cultural competency and ability to meet the specific service needs of LGBTGNCNBQI+ people, resulting in this broad and diverse community being significantly underserved by current programs. In addition to results from the survey, profiles of various members of the formerly incarcerated LGBTGNCNBQI+ community in New York City are also included in the report. With this information, we were able to find out more about what service providers in New York City are currently doing and where they need more support - and to also begin to identify and direct them to resources that can help. LGBTGNCNBQI+ people leaving incarceration and returning home to any of the five boroughs need the support of ATI and reentry service programs that understand and can address their specific needs. This report aims to help providers identify and address areas of deficiency, as well as success, within their organizations, as they strive to offer comprehensive, welcoming, culturally competent, high-standard, accessible services to LGBTGNCNBQI+ participants.
Poland has received the majority of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict. At the time of writing, UNHCR reports that 1,830,711 people have crossed the Ukrainian/Polish border. There has been an outpouring of solidarity in Poland for the Ukrainian refugees. Polish authorities and citizens mobilised swiftly. For example, a law was passed to allow Ukrainians to stay in Poland for 18 months and receive an identification card that facilitates their access to cash assistance and services. Third country nationals (TCNs) have 15 days to find a way out of Poland. The sheer scale and pace of the refugee influx is already creating cracks in the response. Many of these cracks have important gender and protection consequences.This Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) researched by CARE highlights the most significant gender and protection issues for Ukrainians in Poland and flags urgent actions required to address them. This RGA of Ukrainian Refugees in Poland builds on the RGA Brief for Ukraine published in February 2022.The RGA is based on observations from site visits to Medyka border crossing, Przemsyl train station, Korczowa Reception Centre, Krościenko border crossing as well as Warsaw train station and accommodation centres; conversations with organisers at these sites – both official and volunteers – and with refugees and Polish Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The RGA also benefits from consolidating and triangulating information coming out from multiple reports and online coordination meetings.
In the wake of recent events – a pandemic, worldwide protests, new elections – 2018 may feel like a world away. As we look at the 2018 data, it's important to understand that many of the human rights issues we currently face grew out of this context. Even responses to COVID-19 cannot be divorced from the foundational issues that shape how governments, social movements, and funders address – or compound – human rights abuses. Writing in a year of so much global unrest, we see this report as a baseline and an offering, a trajectory of the trends that helps identify places where philanthropy can better meet the needs of human rights movements around the world.
National Women's Law Center;
This fact sheet provides information on advocating for bodily autonomy and reproductive rights for trans and intersex youth.