Webinar: Global Gag Rule Expansion – What Funders Should Know, April 17

Global Gag Rule Expansion: What Funders Should Know
Wednesday 17 April 2019
8:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST / 18:00 EAT

Participation is limited to representatives of funding organizations and invited speakers only.

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BACKGROUND

Please join us for an urgent funder briefing on Wednesday, April 17th from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM NY to discuss an important update to the Trump administration’s second expansion of the Global Gag Rule, which we believe has profoundly harmful implications for private funders, bilateral and multilateral funders, and the movements and communities we support.

On Tuesday, March 26th, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a press conference announcing the US government’s plans to ensure that US tax dollars are not used to fund abortion-related services in other countries. It signals changes to enforcement of the Global Gag Rule that will further harm organizations and movements we support. Furthermore, the implications of this change are that organizations, donor governments, and foundations will now find themselves bound by a US government policy, even if they do not accept any US government funding. Any money that flows through a gagged organization, regardless of the funding source and where the funding is headed, will now be gagged.

Much clarification is still needed, but there are some immediate actions we believe funders could pursue. Attached here is an overview of the policy change and some actions for discussion on our call.

The webinar will include Global Gag Rule experts from PAI, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and amfAR, who will share the latest information in DC about:

  • Secretary Pompeo’s announcement;
  • The ways this will increase the number and types of organizations bound by the policy;
  • What kinds of changes they have also signaled about investigations and enforcement of the Global Gag Rule; and,
  • Why foundations should be concerned about the impact on their own funding, and what they can do about it.

Expert guests will also provide a brief overview of the Global Gag Rule and its early impacts, as well as evidence of the harm it is causing to various kinds of health services and programming, including HIV, and the significant disruptions it is causing to advocacy efforts ranging from LGBTI rights to gender-based violence prevention. Finally, the webinar will include proposals for joint and individual funder actions, and leave space for Q&A.

Save the Date: Sport Disrupted Donor Post-Conference, November 1

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Rainbow Philanthropy Conference:
“Sport Disrupted: Sex_uality Matters”
October 30-31, 2019

Donor Post-Conference
November 1, 2019

Location: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Registration Opens June 2019

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Please note: This is a private gathering, by invitation, and a non-solicitation event.
For any questions about the pre-conference, contact GPP.

Dreilinden gGmbH, Discover Football, and Global Philanthropy Project invite grantmakers to attend a conference on October 30-31 and a focused Donor Post-Conference meeting on November 1 to discuss these questions and more.

Sports organisations claim that sport is only about performance, and that sports policies promote ‘sports for all.’ Yet, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) still affect participation. This conference addresses the role of SOGIESC in light of current restrictions on human rights.

Grassroots and nonprofit LGBTIQ initiatives and activist athletes will present their best practices to tackle discrimination regarding SOGIESC in the sports world. Together with social scientists and sports policy makers, they will discuss innovative approaches to promote inclusion and empowerment of LGBTIQ athletes and the meaning of fair competition beyond a gender binary.

The conference focuses on:

  • effects of sports gender binary as well as homophobia on the daily lives of amateurs and professionals
  • use of sports as tool for empowering LBGTIQ people
  • lessons to learn from non-binary grassroots sports and LGBTIQ projects
  • visions for a non-binary sports world and a fair competition
Ise Bosch

Ise Bosch, Dreilinden gGmbH founder and CEO:

“Sports as well as sex and gender have, of course, a cultural dimension. Sport has traditionally highlighted the gender binary, while we now understand sex and gender as much more diverse. How can sports funders include aspects of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)? How can LGBTIQ funders support sports? How can donors foster LGBTIQ rights in and through sports?”

Meeting Location: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin)

Programme

Oct 30, 5pm
Pre-conference film screening: the World Premiere of the documentary “Diversities in Sports” by Maria Takacs @ Kino Wolf, Berlin

Oct 31, 9:30am – 6:30pm
Rainbow Philanthropy Conference
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin 

Nov 1, 9am – 2pm
Donor Meeting
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

Hotel Bookings

relexa hotel Berlin

 

 

 

Seminario Web sobre el lanzamiento del Informe de Recursos Globales (en español), April 17

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues have collaborated to release a Spanish translation of the full 2015-16 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities. Together with ILGA World, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, we will host a Spanish-language launch webinar on April 17, 2019.  This webinar is open to grantmakers and civil society representatives. 

Acompañe a Global Philanthropy Project, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, e ILGA para un informe del lanzamiento de la nueva traducción en español del reporte 2015-2016 Informe de Recursos Globales: Apoyo gubernamental y filantrópico para comunidades lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersex. 

Este seminario web está abierto a donantes y representantes de la sociedad civil. 

GPP @ European Foundation Centre, May 22-24

In May, GPP will co-present a session at the Annual General Assembly and Conference of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), to be held 22-24 May in Paris. 

Session details: LGBTI activism in Europe: Shifting Funding Paradigms

European LGBTI activism has yielded great progress in law, public opinion, and LGBTI lived experience. At the same time, this progress faces real threat from growing populism, right-wing ideology, the closing of civil society space, and the scapegoating of LGBTI communities in the region. Together, we will explore and utilize new data to demonstrate how movement trends and related funding gaps and opportunities can offer strategic direction towards the work ahead.

This first-ever LGBTI-focused workshop at EFC will provide a unique opportunity to discuss how funders can successfully contribute to the work of LGBTI movements in Europe. During the session, data will be presented from the report ‘Funding for LGBTI Activism in Europe and Central Asia: Comparing the Priorities of LGBTI Organisations and Funders’ (November 2018, ILGA-Europe and Global Philanthropy Project). This report analyzes connections and gaps between two recently released data sources: the ILGA-Europe funding needs survey documenting responses of 287 LGBTI organisations, ‘Funding for LGBTI Activism in Europe and Central Asia: Priorities and Access to Resources’ and the Global Philanthropy Project report tracking philanthropic resources, 2015-2016 Global Resources Report: Philanthropic and Government Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities.

LGBTI grantmaker respondents Beth Fernandez (Sigrid Rausing Trust) and Nina Spataru (Oak Foundation) will present their experiences in supporting LGBTI activism in the region, and civil society activists will share about their work to promote freedom and equality, and how funding can help leverage their strategies.

This session is organized by Global Philanthropy Project, ILGA-Europe, Oak Foundation, Sigrid Rausing Trust, and Open Society Foundations.

GPP @ Ariadne, April 3-5

GPP and ILGA-Europe will co-present a session, “Philanthropy’s role in increasingly authoritarian and volatile times in Europe and Central Asia” at the 2019 Ariadne Policy Briefing, 3-5 April 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This session will explore findings from our recent report, Funding for LGBTI Activism in Europe and Central Asia: Comparing the Priorities of LGBTI Organisations and Funders

Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights is a European peer to peer network of funders that provides a useful and supportive community for donors of all sorts, from individual philanthropists to professionally staffed trusts and foundations.

Click here to register or learn more about Ariadne 2019.

ILGA World Donor Pre-Conference, March 18-19, 2019

ILGA World Donor Pre-Conference: March 19, 2019
Wellington, New Zealand
Michael Fowler Centre

DONOR PRE-CONFERENCE DETAILS

GPP’s Donor Pre-Conference is an international donor consultation focused on global LGBTI issues. Together with the host committee we convene key public and private funders, donor governments, corporate funders, high net worth individual donors, thought leaders, and others. This year’s meeting will have several sessions that focus on Asia and the Pacific Region. 

The meeting will focus on themes including:

  • Mapping LGBTI Movements in Asia
  • Community Led Crisis Response Mechanism
  • Responding Anti-Gender Ideology and LGBT Rights
  • Legal Reform Lessons Learned in Asian and the Pacific

Attendees will gather for a full day convening on March 19th.
On the evening of March 18th, conference participants are invited to a Parliament dinner reception, celebrating Aotearoa New Zealand and Oceania.

 

Please note: This is a private gathering, by invitation, and a non-solicitation event.
For any questions about the pre-conference, contact GPP.

Attending the meeting but don’t remember the site password? Contact info@globalphilanthropyproject.org

GENERAL ILGA WORLD CONFERENCE DETAILS

The next ILGA World Conference will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, from 18-22 March 2019.
[Note: Registration for the Donor Pre-Conference is a separate process, see above]

Donor Pre-Conference Advisory Group

LIST IN FORMATION

Saartje Baes, Mama Cash
Namita Chad, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Gregory Czarnecki, Open Society Foundations
Michael Heflin, Open Society Foundations
Lame Olebile, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

ILGA World 2016 (Bangkok, Thailand) Donor Pre-Conference

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CFCS VII, June 17-21 2019

Save the Date: CFCS VII, June 17-21 2019
Africa Donors Meeting: Monday, June 17 – Tuesday 18 
Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference: Wednesday, June 19 – Friday 21
To be held in Kenya

Global Philanthropy Project and our member fund UHAI EASHRI invite grantmakers invested in Africa’s LGBTI and sex worker human rights movements to save the dates for an Africa Donors Meeting, June 17-18, 2019, as a Pre-Conference to the 7th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS VII), June 19-21, 2019.

The CFCS VI Africa Donors Meeting in 2017 brought together 75 grantmakers from 35 organizations, representing a diversity of public and private foundations, individual and corporate funders, and government agencies, embassies, bilateral and multilateral agencies. 


Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS VII) is Africa’s largest convening of the continent’s LGBTI and sex worker movements and donors. CFCS provides for direct and active interaction among activists and funders allowing for mutual learning as part of wider advocacy to narrow the knowledge gap between those that resource African movements and those that do the work. More than 200 activists from across 30 African countries, and 75 donor representatives attended each of the last 2 editions. 

For more information, you can read the 2017 CFCS VI Conference Report here and the donor pre-conference report is available by request (contact info@globalphilanthropyproject.org)

2019 marks UHAI’s and GPP’s 10th anniversaries, since their establishment in 2009. Hence CFCS VII will provide a special moment for reflection and commitment.


Please note: The CFCS VI Africa Donors Meeting is a private gathering for grantmakers, and a non-solicitation event. 

Africa Donors Meeting @ CFCS VI (L) and CFCS V (R)