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Brazil Social Justice Philanthropy Network speaks out against Marielle Franco assassination

On the evening of 14 March 2018, Marielle Franco – a Rio de Janeiro city Councillor widely known for her support of grassroots social movements and social justice causes – attended an event entitled “Young black women who are changing power structures.” On the way home, she was assassinated along with her driver Anderson Pedro…

Philanthropy in the Arab Region – reflections from the UAE

By Natasha Ridge A new report from Philanthropy and Social Justice and Peace entitled Philanthropy in the Arab Region makes a valuable contribution to understanding philanthropic efforts across the Middle East through highlighting both the excellent work that is going on in the region as well as drawing our attention to the challenges facing the nascent sector. The report,…

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Philanthropy’s role in the Arab region is shifting from a more traditional religious and charitable paradigm to one of secular development. That’s a central finding of a new working paper published today by the Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) network in association with Alliance, Arab Foundations Forum, John D Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, King Khalid Foundation, Philanthropy Age,…

Russian philanthropy’s changing landscape: Growth spurts and growing pains

By Lauren Bradford Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, in association with Alliance and the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), recently launched the second report in their Philanthropy Bridge Series – this time in partnership with CAF Russia – on the world’s largest country. Russia isn’t just large in geographical size, it’s also large…

From young marketers to social movements – Lisa Jordan on the forces of agency

By Lisa Jordon Before getting into the heart of the Rethinking Poverty dialogue I want to first say ‘thank you’ to Barry Knight and the Webb Memorial Trust for helping me understand Kim Kardashian. For those of you who missed this brilliant insight in Rethinking Poverty, the illumination can be found on page 56 in the philosophical conversation…

Observations on Philanthropy in Russia

By John Slocum Caroline Hartnell’s Philanthropy in Russia: A working paper provides an excellent overview of the state of Russia’s philanthropic sector. Based on a series of in-depth consultations with more than a dozen leading practitioners, this report is a welcome addition to a field where good English-language literature is frustratingly scarce, and some of…