PHILANTHROPY AND ITS DISCONTENTS: FUNDING LGBTI ACTIVISM IN ASIA
Queer Asia 2018 Conference Roundtable Session
Date: 28 June 2018 | Venue: SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre | 1400-1530
Bringing together experts in the field of philanthropy, this panel focuses on philanthropy and grant making in Asia for LGBTQI+ rights activism and policy work. Activism has been affected by a rise in right wing politics and a backlash against LGBTQI+ rights, tightening resources that are typically provided by foundations and agencies based in the global north.
Urooj Arshad, Director, International LGBTQ Youth Health and Rights Programs at Advocates for Youth;
Matthew Hart, Director, The Global Philanthropy Project;
Zohra Moosa, Executive Director, Mama Cash;
Bridget de Gersigny, Director of Communications, Astraea Foundation;
Susie Jolly (chair), Associate, Institute of Development Studies.