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Fund 101: What Is Civic Space?

July 26, 2021 Lydia Cocom

Civic space is under attack—but what does that actually mean? James Savage and Lydia Cocom explain what civic space is, why it’s so important for democracy, and how we can help activists push back on closing space.

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How to Finance a Gender-Equal Recovery to COVID-19

July 8, 2021 Maria Alesi

In a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Maria Alesi explains why women have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—and how policymakers can ensure the recovery puts equality first.

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6 Essential Reads (and 1 Podcast) About Human Rights and Philanthropy

In six articles (and one podcast), Fund leadership and staff explore how recent events have transformed human rights and philanthropy.

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