FIRST DO NO HARM: GRANTEE SAFETY FOR LGBTI AND DISABILITY RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERS AND OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
Co-sponsored by: Funders for LGBTQ Issues, The International Human Rights Funders Group and The Disability Funders Network.
April 13, 2011
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET
This event is for grantmakers only.
The murders and ongoing persecution of LGBTI activists in Uganda and Honduras, and the growing threats faced by disability rights campaigners in Uganda and Ukraine remind us yet again that attention must be paid to both the concerns/risks that all human rights organizations and defenders share and those that are identity- or issue-specific. Presenters on this call will offer both a “grantee safety 101” and an examination of the distinct security issues faced by LGBTI and disability activiststwo particularly vulnerable and marginalized groups of human rights defendersand discuss the specific considerations for funders working with them. What are some general best practices that funders can implement to avoid harm? What practical steps are there for funders working with marginalized groups?
Terry Greenblatt, Executive Director and CEO, Urgent Action Fund
Nguru Karugu, Executive Director, Public Health Innovations
Diana Samarasan, Director, Disability Rights Fund.
Dulce Reyes, Program Officer, International Fund for Sexual Minorities, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
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