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The front-line generation

Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

Guest editor Winnie Asiti talks with climate activists Nisreen Elsaim in Sudan and Kassim Gawusu-Toure in Ghana about the journey to climate justice being driven by the younger generation Nisreen Elsaim WA: Nisreen, could you introduce yourself and tell …


Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas Cross-racial network targets climate justice groups Bezos Earth Fund recruits senior personnel Latimpacto study illuminates …


Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke 30 May 2021

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used …

Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

Alliance magazine 27 May 2021

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and …

Juliette Gimon Courage Awards recognise organisations empowering incarcerated youth

Alliance magazine 22 May 2021

Global Fund for Children has announced the winners of the 2021 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards, recognising the perseverance of three organisations working to advance the rights of children and young people living in difficult circumstances. …

Supporting young people to reclaim the future

1 Next Generation Climate Board 11 May 2021

Bold and creative young climate activists lead transformations to combat the climate crisis: we need philanthropy to match this boldness and invest in us Our earth is borrowed from the next generation. We have to …

Help! How can I get core funding for my start-up nonprofit?

Regi 6 May 2021

Dear Regi, I am a Trustee of a nonprofit in East Africa, which began with generous support from foundations and benefactors. That core funding enabled the creation of a service which many other not-for-profits, international …

Protection Networks: a lifeline for embattled human rights activists

Magda Adamowicz and Sharan Srinivas 24 April 2021

On 23 October 2020, unidentified gunmen shot 65-year-old South African environmental and human rights activist Fikile Ntshangase dead at her home. Ntshangase had courageously led a grassroots campaign against the expansion of a coalmine that …

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance appoints five new board members

Alliance magazine 20 April 2021

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance has appointed five new members to its Pan-African Governing Board. Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Florença Antonio Dengo, Gunilla Carlsson, Wambui Chege, and Uwa Osa-Oboh joined AVPA in February and were formally announced …

The Covid-19 grassroots justice fund that invests in people-led justice solutions

1 Abigail Moy 31 March 2021

In the shadow of the pandemic, injustices are deepening. Migrant workers are laid off from jobs yet unable to travel or access healthcare. Survivors of gender-based violence are cut off from the institutions that might …