Ariadne’s Thread – May 2022

Ariadne’s Thread – May 2022
Mai 11, 2022 Hannah Stevens

May 2022

Ariadne’s Thread is a monthly update of events, briefings and research for social change and human rights funders. 

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Ariadne News & Events

HOW TO FUND TECH: We are pleased to announce the release of How to Fund Tech; a guide for people working in trusts and foundations who want to effectively fund technology.nWe are offering this resource to social change and human rights funders as a jumping-off point, a place to begin discussions within your foundation and ask questions to help you navigate a technology-heavy grant, even if you feel you lack the expertise to evaluate the project completely. It is our hope that this resource will help to build a larger pool of funders who do not identify as tech funders or digital rights experts but feel capable to speak to some of the ways technology is impacting their grantees and long-term vision for society.

UNDERSTANDING AND UPROOTING RACISM IN GRANTMAKING INSTITUTIONS: Since the middle of 2020, following the murder of George Floyd and the resultant #BlackLivesMatter movement uprisings around the world, we at Ariadne have been working with Healing Solidarity to create a space for you to have more “uncomfortable” conversations about race and ethnicity, and especially racial justice issues within European foundations. Initially in 2020 we offered a process that included shared webinars and racialised cohort sessions to provide a space for learning, sharing and deepening your practice. During 2021 we offered drop-in sessions for all those who participated in that process and earlier this year we offered a new series of cohort sessions for those who did not participate previously.  For the rest of 2022 we will be offering drop-in spaces to build on this work and continue to support you. To register for the first session on 24th May, click here. Dates for subsequent sessions, and information on how to register, can be found on Ariadne’s portal.

SUSAN TREADWELL MEMORIAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME SURVEY: Ariadne is reimagining its mentoring programme and relaunching it as the Susan Treadwell Memorial Mentorship Programme. Leaders in our sector with first-hand experience of the systems we collectively want to transform – such as racism, misogyny, anti-Muslim hatred, anti-semitism, transphobia, ableism, homophobia – know that they are profoundly entrenched and require complete transformation. We need to understand more deeply how these dynamics are being reinforced in our sector and whether (and how) a progressive mentoring programme in Susan’s spirit could facilitate shifts at the level of both personal transformation and personnel change. We have commissioned independent consultants to support us in this process. They are keen to speak with a wide range of people and will be centring the voices, experiences, and expectations of those with lived experience of marginalisation. We would love to hear your story, experience, and ideas about how this programme should be shaped. Please tell us about your views by completing this survey.

WELCOME, JANA! At the end of April, Ariadne welcomed our new Grants and Engagement Manager, Jana Stardelova! Jana is a migration and gender expert with more than 10 years’ experience in the international humanitarian and NGO sectors. She has worked in diverse humanitarian settings, where she has supported programme development, developed emergency field responses, and conducted research on migration management, human trafficking, gender equality, and human rights. Jana co-founded Tiiiit! Inc., an NGO based in Skopje, North Macedonia that works to improve women’s rights through art and culture. You can say ‘hello’ to Jana, at

PROJECT GRANTS NEED NOT BE THE ENEMY: PART 3: The final article in the series commissioned by Funders for Real Cost, Real Change (FRC) has been published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The third article describes four grantmaking approaches explored by FRC for project grants that cover true costs and support healthy, resilient and innovative organisations. The first article synopsises the collaborative’s work and lessons about the importance of equity; and the second article introduces results of a new research report from Humentum commissioned by FRC.

THE GREAT RECONNECT: EUROPÄISCHES STIFTUNGSTREFFEN ARIADNE IN LILLE: Ariadne member Freudenberg Stiftung wrote this blog about their experience of attending Ariadne’s Great Reconnect in Lille, last month.

2022 ARIADNE FORECAST: Don’t forget to take a look at the 2022 Ariadne Forecast for Social Change and Human Rights Funders. To create the Forecast, 187 Ariadne members and friends of the network filled in surveys, participated in interviews, and attended online forecast meetings to share their insights into trends in European social change and human rights philanthropy for 2022. The report looks at the challenges and opportunities this year might bring for grantees; how funder practice could change; which political events are likely to affect their work; what will become more important in the months ahead; and – perhaps most importantly – what to feel hopeful about. 

ARIADNE’S PORTAL: We recently launched Ariadne’s new portal! If you haven’t yet logged in, please do so here (NB: your username is your email address). Need assistance? Take a look at our guide or email

MICRO PORTAL TRAINING SESSIONS: Learn how to use the new Ariadne Portal in this 30-minute training session. Ariadne members are encouraged to join one of these micro training sessions, to find out how to make the most of our new site! To register, click here.

*To register for Ariadne events, your institution must be a member organisation of Ariadne. For questions regarding your membership status, please contact us.


New Research, Articles and Judgements

The return of digital authoritarianism: Internet shutdowns in 2021: In 2021, the world witnessed governments implement blackouts throughout protests, civil unrest, wars, and crises, while setting a precarious precedent for 2022. Last year began with authorities in Ethiopia, Myanmar, and India shutting down the internet to quell dissent and assert control over populations. Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip brought down towers supporting essential communications infrastructure as well as newsrooms for Al Jazeera and the Associated Press, while escalating censorship in Russia signalled what was yet to come. This new report from Access Now contextualises internet shutdown data with additional research and analysis of emerging trends. 

AI Colonialism: This MIT Technology Review series investigates how AI is enriching a powerful few by dispossessing communities that have been dispossessed before.

How democracies spy on their citizens: In this article for the New Yorker, Ronan Farrow shares the inside story of the world’s most notorious commercial spyware and the big tech companies waging war against it.

Down and out in Kyiv: How Russia’s invasion has hit homeless people: In this article by Kateryna Semchuk for openDemocracy, Kyiv’s homeless people recount their experiences of wartime life; from volunteers’ help and empathy to alleged removal from the city by police.

Why dismantling abortion rights in the U.S. will be disastrous for its poorest communities: Overturning Roe v Wade is another terrifying reminder that the ruling class is waging a war on our bodily, social and economic freedoms, writes Annabel Sowemimo in this article for gal-dem.

UNHCR’s Grandi fears UK legislation will dramatically weaken refugee protection: In this news comment, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, voices concern regarding the UK Parliament’s approval of new legislation on nationality, asylum and immigration. Grandi also mentions the UK’s intention to externalise its obligations to protect refugees and asylum seekers to other countries. He says: ‘This latest UK Government decision risks dramatically weakening a system that has for decades provided protection and the chance of a new life to so many desperate people.’ See also, article, ‘UK Government to face legal action over plans to send refugees to Rwanda.’

Around the world, journalists are resisting the regimes that would jail and kill them: In this article for The Guardian, Director of Expression at OSF, Mary Fitzgerald, looks at how, from Russia to India, it has never been more dangerous to pursue the truth. But unity and new tactics bring hope.

Destroying hopes, dreams and lives: How the UK visa costs and process impact migrants’ lives: Through a Migrant Voice report on the impact of visa fees and the visa application process, migrant say what the rest of the UK seems not to know: that visa fees are exorbitant, unfair, financially punitive and a threat to health and well-being. We all benefit from migration to the UK, but no one benefits from the current unfair, time-consuming, administratively insensitive and punishingly expensive visa and immigration system.


Blogs and Other Sites of Interest

“Intersectional feminism” by Subin Yang — CC BY-NC-ND

BLOG: What does building an intersectional feminist internet look like? This blog is an abridged version of the 2022 State of the Internet lecture, given by human rights lawyer, Nani Jansen Reventlow.

RIGHTS TRACKER: Measuring the human rights performance of countries: The Rights Tracker is created by the Human Rights Measurement Initiative, the first global project to track the human rights performance of countries systematically. The goal of the tracker is to measure country performance of every human right in international law, beginning with a collection of civil and political rights, and a collection of economic and social rights.

BLOG: Convening with care – Navigating towards a feminist oasis: In this blog, Ruthika NS, Mereoni Chung and Ruby Johnson share how they came to create a nourishing feminist space for an Urgent Action Fund Asia & Pacific online workshop. The blog accompanies their map, ‘Convening with care: Navigating with a feminist map.’

PODCAST: What it means to be an intersectional environmentalist: Sustainability is often framed as an obstacle to a successful business, but Leah Thomas (aka ‘Green Girl Leah’) has carved out a career marrying the two. In this episode of The Cut podcast, host Lindsay Peoples talks with Leah, diving into the coinage of Intersectional Environmentalist, bringing Black joy to the environmental movement, and how she’s made a career out of making society a little more equal and a little nicer to our home planet.

HUB: The decoding injustice tools hub: Decoding Injustice is a way for activists, campaigners and communities to use research to advance economic, environmental and social justice. It is based on CESR’s approach to human rights research: it should not be unnecessarily complex or legalistic, but rather adaptable to different concerns and priorities, and accessible to all communities and groups fighting for their rights. CESR is working to create a hub that will house introductory modules, educational materials and practical guidance on how Decoding Injustice can support evidence-based advocacy.

PODCAST: 17 rooms: 17 Rooms is a podcast about actions, insights, and community for the Sustainable Development Goals and the people driving them. The podcast is co-hosted by John McArthur of the Center for Sustainable Development at The Brookings Institution, and Zia Khan of The Rockefeller Foundation. 

Do you have a great blog post, case study or podcast you’d like to contribute? We would love to feature it. Contact us.


Lighting the way: A report for philanthropy on the power and promise of feminist movements: Women, girls, and nonbinary people have faced systemic oppression for centuries. And too often, other forms of discrimination – racism, ableism, classism, and more – compound gender inequality. We see the impact across all issue areas, from education to disaster relief and from health to climate change. Research from Shake the Table and The Bridgespan Group reveals the power of feminist movements to address systems of oppression and realise the transformative change donors seek. Led by people with lived experience of the gender power imbalance and other injustices, feminist movements challenge the compounding factors of discrimination, taking an intersectional approach to address our most intractable problems. This report offers practical ideas for all philanthropists, including those whose core focus is not gender equality. See also, A Love Letter to Feminist Movements.

Beyond 2%: From climate philanthropy to climate justice philanthropy: Philanthropic foundations have long exerted influence in the international climate arena. Over 30 years on from their early forays into climate debates, this report asks how effective they have been. How relevant are their theories of change and worldviews today? And what can philanthropic foundations do to position themselves at the vanguard of meaningful change in the climate arena?

Structural violence: Learning from women and girl environmental defenders: In their efforts to defend their land, territories and natural resources, women and girl environmental defenders (WGEDs) around the world are experiencing diverse forms of structural violence. In 2021, the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) consulted with WGEDs around the globe about their understanding and experiences of structural violence, asking what structural violence is, how they face it, and how donors can best support them. This booklet – available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish – illustrates what GAGGA learned from listening to their voices.

A historical case for trust-based philanthropy: Like any other field of human activity, philanthropy has gone through different fashions over the years. Whether it’s impact philanthropy or participatory grantmaking – every new idea about how the wealthy should give has come with its own set of buzzwords and technical jargon, celebrity endorsements, and success stories. And, of course, every new trend has also had its detractors, rolling their eyes at the emperor’s lack of adequate clothing and bewildered by the temporary madness that has gripped their well-meaning colleagues. In this blog for Alliance, Greg Hilditch of Global Greengrants Fund UK adds to the debate about trust-based philanthropy taking place at the magazine. See also, blog, ‘Funders and charities should be equal players in a collective effort’.

Informal giving + community care around the world: If we continue to look at ‘giving’ as monetary transactions between donors, institutional foundations and nonprofits, we’re looking at only a small piece of the full picture. This GivingTuesday brief provides a broad view of patterns of non-monetary generosity around the world. By better understanding and embracing this rich, expansive generosity ecosystem, we can open the conversation to a wider array of voices and experiences and encourage new ideas, collaboration, and innovation among various actors and organisations, regardless of structure or status.

Climate philanthropy networks: Shaping and supporting the philanthropy ecosystem in the field of climate: A new mapping published by Philea’s European Philanthropy Coalition for Climate explores the philanthropy ecosystem in the field of climate and the ways they shape and support the climate mission. A growing diversity and number of networks have embraced the mission to support and grow the development of the philanthropy ecosystem in the field of climate. The twenty-one organisations presented range from those that are solely dedicated to climate issues, to networks that work in a range of areas. The mapping aims to encourage coordination and collaboration, and highlight the important role of philanthropy infrastructure organisations in supporting and shaping climate action across the ecosystem. See also, blog, ‘The power of good governance in stopping the climate crisis: Six actions philanthropy must embrace in 2022.’

Feminist and women’s movements in the context of ending violence against women and girls: Implications for funders and grant makers: Evidence suggests that strong, autonomous feminist and/or women’s movements are key to ending violence against women and girls. Countries with the strongest feminist movements tend to have more comprehensive policies on violence against women than those with weaker or non-existent movements. Civil society, women’s rights organisations and feminist activists are key to movement building and initiatives to end violence against women and girls. Yet women’s rights organisations and movements are critically under-resourced. This paper, commissioned by the UN Trust Fund to End to Violence against Women, aims to document some key concepts, frameworks, and areas that the Fund and its partners can draw when making decisions on funding women’s and feminist movements and movement building organisations. 

Tracking funding for violence against women research in low and medium income countries: While the prevalence of violence against women has been widely acknowledged, the question remains as to whether the investment into addressing it, and understanding what works and what doesn’t, matches its severity and ubiquity. This report from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative seeks to map and understand the current streams and gaps in funding, highlighting the inequitable distribution of resources to develop and promote an effective strategy that will ultimately provide ethical, sufficient, and sustainable funding for research on violence against women that benefits low and middle income countries.

The next Thread will go out on Thursday 16th June. We would love to hear from you! Please contact us by Tuesday 14th June if you would like to share announcements, events, or resources for the next issue.


Jobs and Tenders

Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer – Wellspring Philanthropic Fund: Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is hiring a Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Officer to champion, promote, help shape, and implement its internal DEIB strategy. The post holder will focus principally on sustaining and strengthening the Fund’s internal culture, policies, and practices, and will also serve as a resource to the programme and grants management teams in their efforts to more effectively serve Wellspring grantees and the fields it supports. Location: New York, United States. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Grants Officers (9-month fixed term) – Open Society Foundations: Open Society Foundations is recruiting for multiple 9-month, fixed-term Grants Officers, based in Berlin, to manage reporting and closeouts for a portfolio of grants in collaboration with one or more Open Society grant-making programmes. Location: Berlin, Germany. Deadline for applications is 17th May. OSF is also hiring fixed-term grants officers in New York, United States.

Programme Manager – Migration Exchange: Migration Exchange is seeking a Programme Manager who can listen to and connect with a range of partners, develop strong relationships, and support delivery and communications across programmes and initiatives. The team is looking for someone who can help people to connect in a busy and resource constrained field, with multiple demands on its focus and attention. Location: Home-based, United Kingdom. Deadline for applications is 23rd May. Migration Exchange is also hiring a Programme Support Officer.

Programme Coordinator (Civic Space and Security) – Funders Initiative for Civil Society: Global Dialogue is looking for a Programme Coordinator for the Global Initiative on Civic Space and Security, a new initiative convened by the Funders Initiative for Civil Society (FICS). FICS brings funders together to tackle the problem of shrinking civic space; provides analysis on what is driving the attacks on civic space; incubates strategic initiatives; and seeks to motivate the funding community to move more resources to rights-based movements and their allies on the frontline. Location: Home-based, with up to 2 days per week in London, and occasional international travel. Deadline for applications is 09.00 BST, 13th May.

Grassroots Movements Programme Manager – Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust: Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is looking for a Programme Manager to co-lead its new funding programme to resource movements situated on the frontlines of social and environmental injustice, striving for transformative change. The fund is rooted in a movement led decision-making process and will be allocating £1 million over 3 grant rounds in 2022-23. Location: Remote, with some presence in York and London for teamwork and meetings. Deadline for applications is 29th May.

Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean – Thousand Currents: Thousand Currents is looking for a Regional Director to lead its programmatic efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, playing a crucial role as grant-maker, donor organiser, and network weaver. By nurturing strong relationships based on mutual trust, respect, and integrity with movement partners, the successful candidate will work to advance Thousand Currents’ commitment to deepen the core and turn up the volume as well as the Latin America and the Caribbean regional strategy. Location: Remote. Deadline for applications is 24th May. 

Director of Grants Management – Disability Rights Fund: Disability Rights Fund is seeking a Director of Grants Management. The successful candidate will lead the team that oversees the administration of international grants programmes to grassroots, emergent, and marginalised groups; works to improve all aspects of the re-granting process; and provides support and training to staff on best practices in grants management. They will also ensure that grants management and grant data management support the mission, strategic goals, and compliance needs of DRF and DRAF. Location: Flexible, United States. but will travel to Boston, United States as-needed. Deadline for applications is 15th June. 

*For more jobs, see the ‘Career Opportunities’ section of the Ariadne portal. To address pay gaps in the charity sector, we strongly encourage you to #showthesalary in your job adverts.


Public Meetings


May 30th – 1st June
Philea Forum 2022: The night is darkest just before the dawn. Against the backdrop of the greatest crisis faced since World War II, and with just eight years to go to meet the targets set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there has never been a more opportune time for philanthropic institutions and national associations of donors and foundations to come together as one – with each other and with other sectors. Only by working together can we see the dawn of a new era with sustainable solutions to the complex and interconnected challenges we face regarding health, climate, culture, and inclusion. The Forum will be the first to be organised as a “converged” event, involving foundations and national associations alike. As 2022 marks the Year of European Youth, the Forum will engage participants in a conversation around three overlapping strands, while ensuring the voice of and focus on young people remains a constant throughout: one planet, one health; united in diversity; and culture and creativity catalysing change. This event will take place in Barcelona from 30th May to 1st June.



May 17th
Justice across ages: Age shapes social institutions, roles, and relationships, as well as how we assign obligations and entitlements within them. Each life-stage also brings its characteristic opportunities and vulnerabilities, which spawn inequalities between young and old. How should we respond to these age-related inequalities? Are they objectionable in the same way gender or racial inequalities are? Or is there something distinctive about age that should mitigate our concern for inequalities between young and old? During this event, Professor Juliana Bidadanure will address these and related questions, presenting the theory of justice between age groups that she develops in her book ‘Justice Across Ages: Treating Young and Old as Equals’. The event will take place on 17th May in London, United Kingdom and online.

May 19th
Today’s fight for open society: You are invited to join a conversation between Mark Malloch-Brown, President of OSF and Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE. For decades, democracy and human-rights advocates have assumed that a growing number of governments were embracing democracy, freedom, and international law. Yet today, 38 percent of the world’s population live in countries which are not free – the highest proportion in a quarter of a century. As the enemies of open society further accelerate their attacks, and Ukraine becomes the frontline in a systems-breaking clash between democracy and authoritarianism, where do we turn next in today’s fight for open society? This event will take place on 19th May in London, United Kingdom and online.

May 26th
Writing migration: Post-war modern: New art in Britain (1945-1965): Postwar Modern – a new exhibition at The Barbican – features the work of artists who moved to Britain as refugees from Nazism, in the bloody aftermath of India’s Partition or as part of the ‘Windrush Generation’. During this supplementary event, three authors, Colin Grant, Phillipe Sands and Ian Sanjay Patel, will discuss their personal experience of writing about postwar migration, imperialism and British identity, as well as their personal reflections of the exhibition. This event will take place on 26th May in London, United Kingdom.

Until August 29th
Our time on earth: Our Time on Earth – a new exhibition at The Barbican – celebrates the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency. Through art, design, science, music and philosophy, the exhibition presents a range of radical visions for the future of all species. A journey through immersive, interactive installations and digital works, the exhibition invites visitors to experience a range of perspectives of our shared planet, exploring Earth as a community to which we all belong – humans as just one species among millions. This exhibition will run until 29th August.



May 13th
Queer Leadership Summit 2022: This one-day virtual experience is designed to equip LGBTQ+ leaders with tools and knowledge for building a more inclusive, healthier, and sustainable Queer Future. The event will bring LGBTQ+ leaders together through a schedule of wellbeing workshops, self-empowerment sessions and inspiring speaker panels. Through shared experience, story-telling and personal discovery, the agenda has been designed to inspire and empower; equipping participants with the necessary tools, knowledge, and passion they need to collectively create change within their own communities and organisations. This online event will take place on 13th May.

May 17th
Preventing and tackling gender-based violence and domestic violence in partnership with civil society organisations: This webinar, co-organised by Prospera and WAVE will examine the following issues: 1. The role of civil society and feminist organisations and a whole of society approach in addressing GBV prevention and victims/survivor rights’ protection. 2. Fostering coordination among Member States and EU Institutions with women’s CSOs to include feminist organisations as implementing partners at the EU and national level to ensure the gender-sensitive implementation of the Directive. 3. The value of a pilot baseline assessment to identify promising practices and common policy objectives for women’s CSOs in the implementation of the EU Directive on GBV. Registration closes at noon (CEST) on 13th May. This online event will take place on 17th May.

May 19th
SMK national campaigner awards ceremony 2022: Each year, the SMK National Campaigner Awards celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners in the UK, looking for those who have made change happen most effectively, creatively and courageously. This year’s shortlist includes incredible individuals, determined groups, innovative charities, and unusual coalitions, campaigning on everything from food poverty and migrant rights, and from clean air to contraception. This online event will take place on 19th May.


May 24th
(Re)Framing abortion: Reframing Reproduction is an online discussion series on reproductive rights, self-determination and intersectional justice. By shedding light on reproductive justice, this series of discussions from Heinrich Böll Stiftung seeks to look beyond the reproductive health and rights label and more deeply analyse the power relations, biopolitics, and discriminatory structures that have laid the groundwork for injustice, anti-feminist movements, and reproductive repression in today’s world. The series touches on population policy, contraception, abortion, birth, reproductive technologies, and reproductive justice, including queer, anti-racist, and decolonial perspectives. The next discussion will be the third in the series and will feature activists and politicians from countries with (formerly) restrictive abortion laws on how they have been organising resistance and change. This online event will take place on 24th May. You are also invited to register for (Re)Framing Birth, (Re)Framing Reproductive Technologies, and Framing Reproductive Justice. You can access the event recordings here

May 23rd
Artificial intelligence and democracy: Artificial intelligence creates opportunities to strengthen democracy and public debates but it also challenges existing democratic norms. This new reality requires careful examination: Who should be responsible for selecting principles of AI governance? How can we align the decisions of AI systems with democratic values? Are “black box” algorithms undermining transparency and our capacity to exercise scrutiny over public decisions? This online event will take place on 23rd May.

June 2nd
Defending democracy in exile: Policy responses to transnational repression: Governments around the world are attempting to silence critics beyond their borders by using tactics of transnational repression, ranging from online harassment to assassinations. The problem is growing in the absence of tools to protect exiles and diasporas from authoritarians who seek to harm them. Freedom House’s upcoming report, ‘Defending Democracy in Exile: Policy Responses to Transnational Repression’ finds that policymakers, technology companies, and international organisations have been slow to recognise transnational repression as a threat to rights and freedoms – and to democracy itself. You are invited to join Freedom House for a presentation of the report findings, and a panel discussion on recent incidents of transnational repression and what can be done to solve the issue moving forward. This online event will take place on 2nd June.

June 6th – 10th
RightsCon: RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. This year’s online conference will offer a platform for thousands of participants around the world to convene, connect, and contribute to a shared agenda for the future. You are invited to join the global community of business leaders, activists, technologists, policymakers, journalists, philanthropists, researchers, and artists, and explore opportunities to advance human rights in the digital age. This online event will take place between 6th and 10th June.

June 8th
Launch of the 2019-2020 Global Resources Report: Government and philanthropic support for LGBTI communities: You are invited to join Global Philanthropy Project for the launch of its biennial report, which tracks comprehensive data on the state of global funding for LGBTI issues. Building on three previous editions, and documenting a combined eight years, this report provides detailed data on the distribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, and population focus, offering a tool for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding. This online event will take place on 8th June.



May 30th – June 2nd
2022 World Justice Forum: Building more just communities: The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the longstanding structural inequalities and governance weaknesses that threaten progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals and the ambitious global goal to ‘leave no one behind.’ If communities are to achieve a just recovery, withstand the next shock, and fulfil the promise of sustainable development for all, they must strengthen the rule of law. You are invited to join the World Justice Project, its partners, and hundreds of rule of law changemakers around the globe at World Justice Forum 2022: Building More Just Communities. Plenary sessions will feature leading voices in justice, equal rights and accountability. Dozens of working sessions will invite interactive agenda-setting across the Forum’s three themes: Access to Justice; Equal Rights and Non-Discrimination; and Open Government and Anti-Corruption. The event will take place from 30th May to 2nd June in The Hague, The Netherlands and online.



How to give your grantseekers and grantees a better experience (without becoming overwhelmed): This one-day in-person workshop from the authors of Modern Grantmaking is for grantmakers who work for private, government or corporate funders that award less than £10m a year. Participants will become familiar with a range of avoidable problems grantseekers and grantees can experience when trying to use funding services and systems. They’ll also develop an understanding of how accessible grantmaking services are driven by certain values and working practices, more than technologies. There will also be an opportunity to get feedback on specific grantseeker and grantee experience challenges from grantmaking peers, and work on these collaboratively, supported by Gemma and Tom. Dates and location to be decided with attendees. 

Ariadne is supported by the American Jewish World Service, Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Sigrid Rausing Trust and Zennström Philanthropies.

Ariadne is also supported by voluntary contributions from its participants.

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