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Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments

Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments addresses the question – how can independent philanthropy fund activities and initiatives in conflict-affected areas in order to promote and support peacebuilding? The study has been authored by Avila Kilmurray and published by the Social Change Initiative, Belfast and the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace.

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Thinking and Working Politically: A Way Forward on SDG 16

By Debra Ladner SDG 16 recognizes that peace, justice, and accountable institutions are critical to sustainable, transformative, and inclusive development. It sets out ambitious targets on a range of issues from reducing violence and corruption, to combatting trafficking and organized crime, to ensuring legal identity for all. In doing so, SDG 16 provides a long-awaited…

Northern Ireland – peace, resilience and community activism

By Avila Kilmurray A recent study of community activism in Northern Ireland highlights resilience as a key outcome of the contribution of community action during times of both violence and tentative peacebuilding. In situations of protracted conflict, where abnormality becomes the norm, community-based organisation can create the necessary space for activists to articulate concerns and…

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The story of grassroots activism in Northern Ireland told by Avila Kilmurray

Much has been written about the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but one story remains untold: that of the grassroots activism that maintained local communities in the face of violence. Community Action in a Contested Society: The Story of Northern Ireland, by Avila Kilmurray published in 2017 available now from Peter Lang Publishers, speaks through the voices of the activists themselves, drawn from both sides of a divided society.

The Global Summit on Community Philanthropy is days away!

On December 1-2, 2016, over 350 delegates will converge in Johannesburg to celebrate, network, strategize and draw lessons from the flourishing field of Community Philanthropy that has emerged as an essential tool for strengthening communities’ voice and power. Hosted by the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), the summit promises to provide a platform for…

South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

On November 15, 2016, Alliance Magazine announced  the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo. Bheki is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network. He has also been instrumental in setting up a Chair in African Philanthropy at the Witwatersrand Business School (WBS) in South Africa.…