Original post by Chung-Wha Hong and Lydia Simas for Grassroots International on January 25, 2019. Babaçu nut harvesters in the northeast of Brazil have been struggling for free access to the land and forests that provide livelihoods for thousands of rural families. We went to visit a community of babaçu nut harvesters – known as quebradeiras de … Continued
Original UAF and HRFN post detailing how funders can accomplish more by breaking out of silos and working deliberately across issues.
Elizabeth Mpofu talks food sovereignty in Africa
By Gargi Sharma The End of the World as We Know It? International Solidarity in the Climate & COVID-19 Crisis The world is changing rapidly due to climate disruption and the COVID-19 crisis, and that’s not going to stop. But even as fires rage and storms brew, the impact of these changes can still be … Continued
There is a common belief in the philanthropic sector that doing something is better than doing nothing. But what happens when some funders’ efforts to do good end up doing more harm, undercutting effective climate action? Our latest infographic explores these false promises.
With a global pandemic and the ever-looming climate crisis, where can our philanthropic dollars make a difference? In the last couple months, grassroots movements have shown how to meet the immediate needs of communities when governments are failing to, and organize for long-term change in a moment that shows how desperately we need it. To resource grassroots movements, funding intermediaries play a critical role.
Grassroots organizing has been a central strategy of almost every major social and economic transformation in world history—from ending apartheid to the recognition of Indigenous rights to women’s suffrage globally.
Press release: For media inquiries, please contact:Gargi Sharma, firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 09, 2020 – A new report published by the CLIMA (Climate Leaders in Movement Action) Fund draws on the practical experience of grassroots activists and philanthropists to map the state of the increasing violence against Natural Resource Defenders in Latin America, and … Continued
Urgent Action Fund’s 2015 publication on women human rights and environmental defenders in Indonesia & The Philippines.
CLIMA Fund Partner Digo Bikas Institute sees preparation for a post-carbon economy as an act of climate change mitigation and adaptation for Nepal’s economy.