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Interview with Graciela Hopstein

In this interview Graciela Hopstein of the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice speaks with GIFE – Group of Institutes, Foundations and Enterprises, Brazil about the role and centrality of social movements in bringing about systemic transformations to create the world we seek. She reflects on the challenges social movements and the civic space face…

Romanticising resilience: Why the struggle to survive should not become a way of life

Resilient is a word frequently used by human rights activists and the development sector, to describe persons affected by war and violence. In Sri Lanka, the mothers of the disappeared are praised for their resilience when they continue their struggle for justice despite intimidation and harassment. Women headed households labouring to eke out a living…

All embracing

This is the first of a series of blogs linked to the ‘Let’s build peace: here and now’ conversations being organised by the Foundations for Peace (FFP) Network. Through these conversations, the FFP Network and their partners want to create a space to tell the stories of peacebuilders who have been closest to the ground…

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Beyond us and them

Social movements are increasingly important to the process of change, but their relationship with institutional philanthropy has often proven a difficult one. What are these difficulties and how can they be resolved? Drawing on a recent paper by Halima Mahomed, Institutional philanthropy and popular organising in Africa : some initial reflections from social movement activists,…

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New Study Provides Insight About How Philanthropy Can Make Peacebuilding a Priority

On 14 July 2020 CANDID released Philanthropy for a Safe, Healthy, and Just World, a first-of-its-kind study that identifies clear opportunities and challenges in supporting peacebuilding activities. Currently, less than 1% of philanthropic funding supports peace and security. 823 organizations worldwide responded to a survey, conducted by Candid and CENTRIS and funded by PeaceNexus, which…

The Dignity Project, a campaign for more respectful development

Is your program respectful? How, exactly, do you know that? Did you ask people? Development is frequently disrespectful. We all want to do better. But right now we don’t have the tools to do so. The Dignity Project creates open access, ready-translated tools to properly measure respect. There is public support for more respectful development.…