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New travel guide to cybersecurity policy for human rights defenders: This new series from Global Partners Digital aims to equip human rights defenders with the information needed to navigate complex areas of internet-related policy from a human rights perspective. Previous guides in the series have focused on internet governance and digital surveillance. The latest entry, Cybersecurity Policy for Human Rights Defenders, shines the spotlight on an emerging, and increasingly crucial domain, and aims to fill a conspicuous gap.
Common Reporting Standard and Human Rights: Alana Petraske, Special Counsel, Charities & Philanthropy at Withers Worldwide, has written a special blog for Ariadne on the implications for charities and their funders of the recently introduced Common Reporting Standards. Alana has been candid on the issue and in return Ariadne UK asks that the contents of her blog are not shared beyond the funding community.
Thirteen private funders unite for quick refugee funding in NL: Thirteen Dutch funders launched a platform for small scale initiatives around irregular migration, which stands out in its form. Within seven working days the decision for funding is taken. Additionally, groups do not have to be officially registered, and applications from undocumented people, refugee status holders are welcomed. Geeske Zanen (Director Haella Foundation) says: “As private funders we felt there was a lack of quick, accessible and flexible funding for small ideas and initiatives popping up in society. In this way we hope to contribute in closing the gap between ideas and realisation and break through some of our own structures as well”. If you want to see which funds are involved or learn more about the aims of the platform, a community on the Ariadne portal will be established shortly.
Putting the “T” in LGBT HIV Funding: Matching Funder Response to Community Needs: Funders Concerned About AIDS, in partnership with Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and the Global Philanthropy Project, convened a meeting on April 26th, 2016, designed to give funders access to critical data on needs and funding trends, barriers and opportunities for future funding and ideas and models for best practices moving forward. See also Our Strength is Our Unity, a post from the Security and Rights Collaborative about how funders are responding to the Orlando attacks.